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Monday, November 30, 2015

Trent Theroux Comes Back

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Earlier this year, Trent Theroux completed a 16 hour 20 minute 41.5-mile circumnavigation swim around Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.

His charity swim, called Back to Newport, benefits RISE Above Paralysis, was a deeply personal cause. "13 years ago, I was run over by a motorboat. The propellers severed all the major muscles in my back and carved out five pieces of my spine. The accident left me paralyzed, temporarily."

He was down and out. But Theroux fought all the back and swam to raise money for those who are not fortunate enough to stand up from the hospital bed. "I now swim for those who were not fortunate enough to stand up from the hospital bed."

For his never-ending spirit and for his charitable giving to those who face similar problems, Theroux's Back to Newport swim is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

To vote for the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year in the 2015 WOWSA Awards, visit here.

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