Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

When he finished crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, Dr. Wade Turner told his wife he couldn’t have made it another two minutes.

Living in Kansas, Dr. Turner is far, far, far away from an ocean. So he does his training in an Endless Pool.

Dr. Turner has three passions: keeping people healthy, swimming, and raising awareness about the critical shortage of rural physicians and extreme pressures on community hospitals.

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