Swimming four miles across the Chesapeake Bay is hard enough.
Now imagine doing it with no arms and no legs.
For more than 600 swimmers each stroke brings them closer to the cheers.
For Mike Doyle, this marks another Great Chesapeake Bay swim complete. Doyle, who only has three limbs, has finished twenty-five swims.
"There's other people out here with more challenges than I have," said Doyle as he left the water.
He was talking about Craig Dietz.
Dietz has no arms, no legs, but one giant heart.
"I've never been one to just sit around and do nothing. I just - I like to push myself."
In a shade over three hours, Craig finished ahead of four-limbed friends.
Battling the elements, and in some cases, some of the other swimmers.
"I mean, I got punched in the nose by a swimmer out there. He was - not on purpose - just swimming by me, didn't see me and just stroked right into my face."
At 38, Dietz calls this his shining moment.
"Find another way to challenge yourself. There's different strokes for different folks, but find some way to get out there and challenge yourself."
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