The Seguin High School Swim Team was bad. Really bad. How bad?

The swim coach of Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas, says you can’t overstate the underachievement of his school’s swim team; he measures success by his athletes not getting disqualified.

So when Gerald Hodges, a student who couldn’t actually swim, asked to join the team, the coach said okay. How much worse could it get?

But here’s the crazy part: Gerald Hodges is actually an impressive athlete on land. So why did he join the team for a sport he could barely play?

He asked himself this question: “If I couldn’t handle not being good at something, how could I consider myself a successful person?”

That’s an impressive statement from a young man in and of itself. But what happened next is even more impressive. Watch the video and see for yourself.

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