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Water power: Finding freedom from the wheelchair

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SPOKANE — Using a freestyle stroke to cut through the water, Kim Sutton draws praise from her poolside coach, Jaime Hopoi. Sutton, 18, crosses the pool in a straight line, rather than veering off — her awareness of her body’s place in space has improved, Hopoi says. But the coach sends the swimmer back across the pool again, this time by way of the backstroke, because it’s good for her.

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