NCAA.com: Men’s Swimming & Diving

Feature story on Kyle Atras from Hood College, who had a heart transplant as a baby and went on to swim competitively at the Division III level.

“I was 8-and-a-half months old when I received a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland,” explains Kyle Atras.

Today, the Hood College senior is closing out his collegiate swimming career and has his eye on both the World Transplant Games this June in Göteborg, Sweden, and a career in sports broadcasting. Read more…

About Amy Symons Hughes

I spent 14 years working in professional and (mostly) collegiate Sports Information/Media Relations offices. Now I am a freelance writer, primarily covering softball, women's basketball and mens & women's swimming and diving for NCAA.com. I have worked full-time in five NCAA Division I Conferences (4 BCS Conferences) and with National Coaching Associations, and I am the media coordinator for the Cathedral City Classic softball tournament.
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