Beachwood Swimmer Finds Unique Way to Swim Through the Pandemic

As swimmers around the world remain out of the pool due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many have found unique ways to continue their training. As of right now, there are almost 900 pools closed around the country according to SwimSwam’s closure map. However, that hasn’t stopped Olympians and age-groupers alike from sharing their ideas across social media. Some, like world record holder Caeleb Dressel, have showcased intense drylands routines, while others, like Olympic gold medalist Kelsi Dahlia, have taken to the water by installing pools in their backyards. 

Much like Dahlia, Grady Bystrom of the Beachwood Bison Swim Club is practicing inside of a pool installed in his garage, which he calls the “G-Dizzle Natatorium”. Through the creative Youtube video featured below, Bystrom gives insight into his training regimen, while showcasing his new state-of-the-art facility that comes fully insulated and equipped with a lifeguard. He begins in the weight room, and then begins a dramatic walk-out to his pool. Bystrom then suits up and takes to the water, showing off his IM skills to the tune of the Rocky Intro. 

Bystrom hopes to be able to swim in college, but for now he plans to continue swimming in the “G-Dizzle Natatorium.” Through this video, he says that he is hoping to spread positivity during these difficult times, while motivating other swimmers to continue to find unique ways to practice. 

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Nicole Miller

Nicole has been with SwimSwam since April 2020, as both a reporter and social media contributor. Prior to joining the SwimSwam platform, Nicole also managed a successful Instagram platform, amassing over 20,000 followers. Currently, Nicole is pursuing her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After competing for the swim …

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