Blind Man Attempts 3K Harbor Swim

We love to see stories about Blind folks rising above their limitations to achieve extraordinary things. We are especially inspired to hear about John Shanahan, 48, from Midleton, Ireland. He is taking it upon himself to swim a stretch of Cork Harbor in Ireland to help a local charity called Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

“I want to raise money for and awareness about the work the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind does,” John said.

“But my biggest point here is to prove that just because you’re visually impaired or blind doesn’t mean you can’t take part in outdoor sports. You might be visually impaired, but that shouldn’t stop you.”

We couldn’t agree more. To swim 3 Kilometers without the aid of vision is an impressive feat.


Do you know someone like John who was able to overcome personal limitations to achieve great things? We would love to hear your stories.

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