If you need a little inspiration, look no further than this solo from 8-year-old Natalie who competed in Artistic Swimming's first-ever AWD division at the Junior Olympic Championship in June 2021.
Natalie was born with an incurable condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition that causes brittle bones that break easily. Since birth, she has suffered over 40 broken or fractured bones. Despite the challenges, Natalie’s parents say her spirit is unbreakable. Swimming helps her stay active, even when her body isn’t able to on land.
We should all be a little bit more like Natalie! We hope your spirit is unbreakable, like hers.