Scripps: Ohio swimmer among Paralympic athletes

UC's Lawrence Sapp prepares for summer games in Toyoko

The story of first-year UC student Lawrence Sapp is proof that persistence pays off, even with obstacles.

In a nationally syndicated story by Scripps, Sapp explains what it means to be an elite athlete and a college student enrolled in UC’s Transitions & Access Program for students with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  

“Just got to get on (the block), be ready to race in a different country. I’ll be ready bring it on for Toyoko,” says Sapp.

Over the next few months, Sapp will know whether he will have a spot on that block, swimming for Team USA.   

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Featured image at top: Sapp at the UC Rec Center. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative + Brand

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