Bradley Snyder lost his vision a year ago in Afghanistan when a booby-trap bomb blew up in front of him.A former captain of the U.S.Naval Academy’s swim team, he’s now competing in the Paralympics.
Aug. 3, 2012 Naval Lt. Bradley Snyder, 28, a blind swimmer, wears sleeves so his arms aren't scratched and torn from hitting the lane lines during a workout in preparation for the Paralympics in London at the Meadowbrook Aquatic & Fitness Center in Baltimore. Snyder was formerly the captain of the Naval Academy swim team before graduating in 2006. Snyder was a bomb defusing specialist who was blinded in Afghanistan in September 2011 when a bomb went off in front of him. Jabin Botsford/for The Washington Post Buy Photo