Enter to win every day in CTNOW's 21 Days of Summer Giveaways. Click here to see today's prize.
Topics

Beijing Games

Paralympian sets world and American swimming marks

Paralympian sets world and American swimming marks

Connor Gioffreda was willing to try something different a year ago when he began swimming. "I never really swam confidently before," said Connor, of Timonium, who has dwarfism. "But now I feel I'm starting to catch up." Is he ever. The 16-year-old, who will be a junior at Dulaney High School this year, is leaving American Paralympic records — and one world mark — in his wake while training under the experienced eyes of coach Andrew Barranco for the Towson Merritt Athletic Swim team. The Paralympics are organized athletic competitions "for people with Paralympic-eligible impairments, including physical disabilities and visual...

Loading

77°