Barry Shore became a quadriplegic overnight from a rare disease on September 17, 2004 at the age of 55. In the course of physical therapy over years he gained the ability to swim a backstroke. He swam his first mile on his back in 98 minutes. Within 2 more years he was able to swim the crawl with the aid of flotation devices on his legs, paddles on his hands and a snorkel for breathing. Barry persevered and now swims 2 miles per day, 6 days per week for more than 12 years. He records every mile and has logged over 8,900 miles as of January 2023.
At mile 8,000 in January 2020 he realized that his dream of Swimming Around the World (24,902 miles) would be realized when he would turn 105 (!). IF he could maintain the 2 miles per day pace.
The Question: How to swim around the world before age 105.
The Answer: LEVERAGE with a TEAM.
Barry is a sought after Speaker and Advocate for Mental Wellness due to his emergence from Full Body Paralysis and the challenges both physical and mental.
Barry wants a TEAM that understands Helping People with the Mental Struggles of LIFE is crucial.
He is dedicated to Removing the Stigma of Seeking Help.
Who better to advance the Cause of Mental Wellness through the Channel of SWIMMING than the most decorated, famous, admired Swimmer in history:
And a Band of Heroes.