UIndy swimmer breaks records, looks to Rio

Herendeen

Herendeen

UIndy senior Dalton Herendeen is heading to the 2015 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships in Glasgow this summer after winning a gold medal and breaking American and PanAm records for the men’s 100m breaststroke Saturday at the CanAm Para-Swimming Championships in Toronto.

An Exercise Science major from Elkhart, Herendeen swims the distance freestyle and backstroke for the Greyhounds, despite having part of his left leg amputated as a child because of a blood clot. He competed for Team USA at the 2012 Paralympics in London, and he now looks forward to winning a spot on the team for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

“He is progressing to the point that a medal in Rio is a distinct possibility, maybe even a distinct probability,” UIndy head swimming coach Gary Kinkead tells the Athletics website, where you can read the full story.