Simply Swim Interviews Claire Cashmore: Does your disability affect your swimming?
People always ask me, "How can you swim with one arm?" But, I'm like, "Well, how do you swim with two arms?" Because I've been born like this, I've never known any difference. So yeah, I don't know what it's like to swim with two arms. The other question I always get asked is, "Why do you not swim around in circles?" I'm like, no, it doesn't happen. I suppose, you just kind of work the way to make your body even, and you work the ways around it. My strokes, I always feel like I look like a normal . . . normal person, I should say. I look like someone with two arms, but actually when I look at myself in a video, I'm like, "Oh, gosh, your stroke is a little bit rubbish." But no, you just make the most of what you've got. So, no, I definitely have some imbalances in my body. I'm stronger in my right arm and my left leg. And my right leg actually suffers a little bit because I don't ten to use this arm as much as I should do, on my stump side. But you kind of use what you've got to the best of your ability.