- A boy with no arms was also afraid of the water
- Yet he found a caring instructor, who taught him how to swim
- He has gone on to win competitions!
A six-year-old Bosnian boy who was born with no arms, has managed to go beyond his limitations, and become an inspiration for many.
Ismail Zulfic also has a foot deformity, and developed a fear of water after he had a scare at a rubber pool when he was younger. This incident made him resist a water therapy that had been recommended for him.
This situation completely changed when he met Kapo. This man had set up the “Spid swimming club” for disabled kids. He had been worried that many of these youngsters did not have any professional supervision while at the pool.
Kapo taught Ismail to swim. From then on, his fear of water disappeared and he became an adept swimmer. After a few months, he “was able to dive in and swim the length of the Olympic sized pool without any help," Kapo proudly said of him.
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Ismail's determination made him decide to enroll in competitions –and recently won a gold medal at a regional swimming contest! He finished first in the 50-meter back stroke style.
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"I like to win," Ismail smugly admitted.
Kapo’s club has become so successful that on the same competition, five other of his swimmers won gold medals, as well as two others in silver.
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