AARC pool helps paralympian swim to gold

Photo courtesy of Mallory Weggeman.
Photo courtesy of Mallory Weggeman.

Swimmer Mallory Weggemann, of Eagan, Minn., captured her first gold medal Sunday night at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Weggemann used the Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex to train for the games.

Swimming in the 50 freestyle, Weggemann set new Paralympic and American records with a time of 31.13 seconds. Weggemann will swim heats Tuesday to qualify for the 100 backstroke.

See Rita Kovtun’s photo slideshow of Weggemann training in the AARC pool.

Cynthia Johnson can be reached at john3175@stthomas.edu.