In 2012, Craig Dietz was pulled from the water due to lightning in the vicinity after swimming more than 3.5 miles and 3 hours. Despite being born without limbs, Craig continuously finds new ways to challenge himself. Craig has competed in several open-water swims and triathlon relays.
Not one to allow his condition to cripple him, Craig travels the country as a motivational speaker, sharing his story of perseverance and crushing obstacles with audiences ranging in age from pre-teens to senior citizens.
Each year 650 swimmers from across the United States brave the turbulent waters of the Chesapeake Bay for the Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Swimmers travel between the spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridges, starting from Sandy Point State Park and finishing at the small sandy beach adjacent to Hemingway’s Restaurant and the Bay Bridge Marina on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Craig’s story can teach us all to never let one’s circumstance to get in the way of pushing towards goals.
What circumstances are YOU letting get in the way of your goals?