Stroke of Fate

But even if you knew, you'd never notice Tayla Clement's disability as she swims in endless laps to the rhythm of coach Gary Francis's "Two, one, hup".

It's not until she glides in to swig from her drink bottle that you see it, that mouth with edges curled down like a handlebar moustache. The mouth that cannot smile.

But please, put away your pity. Tayla doesn't need it. If we could only see her smiling, says coach Francis, her face would be fixed with a permanent grin.

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