Local high school swimmers headed to National Paralympic Championships

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) — Bishop Dwenger Freshman, Maddie Peters, and Snider Sophomore, Cali Prochaska are both headed to the National Paralympic National Championships in Tucson, Arizona this week.

Maggie has been legally blind since her premature birth, and Cali has been missing part of her left leg since birth, but neither of the girls let that stop them from doing what they love.

Both swim for their respective schools and the Three Rivers Aquatics Club.

“It’s fun to see how good I need to be, how much I need to improve, and it’s fun to actually meet the people,” said Peters.

” I try to go into every meet with a positive look and not think I’m going to do that bad. I have a good feeling about this meet,” said Prochaska.

The competition is Friday, Dec. 14-16. Both girls will compete in seven events, hoping to achieve times that advance them to the Paralympic Games.

If it doesn’t happen this time, they both are eyeing international competition in the future.

Rex Smith

Rex Smith

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