Kayla Wheeler: Ruling in the Pool (go Kayla)!

This wonderful story just in from the Shoreline Enterprise, complete with mentions of Kayla’s swim teachers, Lib and Amy! As the article notes,

This week Kayla is headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to compete in the 2009 International Paralympic Committee’s first Short Course Swimming World Championships. The meet runs from Nov. 29-Dec. 5 and features more than 260 athletes from 31 different countries. Wheeler is the youngest member of the United States team. She will be swimming in the 50-meter butterfly and the 50 and 100 freestyles.

We’ll be thinking about her! Here’s a gorgeous photo of Kayla in the water (there are lots more at the article!):

News Release!

Kayla Wheeler has been selected to be on the U.S. Paralympic Team. She will be competing in the World Paralympic Swim Championships in Rio De Janeiro Brazil. We just got back from the Canadian/American Paralympic Swim Championships in Edmonton Alberta. Kayla swam great! A picture is below with all of her medals. For those that may not know, Kayla was in my kindergarten class. I (Lib) taught her how to swim when she was five years old. Amy and I have continued to coach her over the years. She is now 13 years old and is paralympic bound. DSC01828