After claiming a hat-trick of Paralympic titles at Rio 2016, the USA’s Rebecca Meyers will be a strong contender at the first stage of the 2017 World Para Swimming Series in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11-12 March.
Further ahead, the 25-year-old visually impaired swimmer is planning to compete at the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico city, between 30 September-6 October.
Assessing the busy season about to kick off, Meyers is hoping to “improve as a swimmer as well as to have fun travelling and competing for the USA.”
Here are three reasons why Meyers loves swimming:
1: “Diving into the water and forgetting about my disabilities. The water is the one place where I feel free.”
2:“The adrenaline rush when I am racing.”
3: “How swimming has given me many opportunities to travel around the world and meet wonderful people along the way!”
The World Para Swimming World Series will take place in five countries across Europe and the Americas, starting in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11-12 March.
More information, including about live results, can be found at the World Para Swimming World Series website.
The Mexico 2017 World Para Swimming Championships will feature around 550 swimmers from more than 60 countries.