A young former footballer who lost both of his legs in a tragic hit and run accident in July 2016 has been given the opportunity to swim again thanks to special prosthetic legs.

Shaun Whiter has been fitted with the swim legs, which have adjustable feet specifically for use in the water, by Pace Rehabilitation where he is undergoing rehab for his injuries.

During rehab, Shaun managed to jump in the pool with the prototype legs to test them out. The finished legs have been produced in time for upcoming holidays to Cornwall and the Caribbean, where Shaun hopes to do some snorkelling.


Shaun Whiter Swim Legs


Shaun commented on his new legs:

“The new legs have been fantastic and a great opportunity to move around the pool and the beach with a lot more ease. When in the water, the help of the fins allows me to keep up with friends and family when swimming, snorkelling or body boarding. I can’t wait to take them on my next trip.”

Nichola Fosler, solicitor representing Mr Whiter comments “it is great to see Shaun continuing with his rehabilitation and for him to have prosthetics which enable him to return to the leisure activities that he enjoyed prior to his accident.”

To read more about Shaun’s rehabilitation and recovery, see his Life Beyond Injury story here.



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