Van Dyken Joins Patients For Annual Boating Day

August 8, 2014 4:43 PM

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is joining about 50 other patients at her rehabilitation hospital for a day of boating near Denver.

They’ll be riding small sailboats across Cherry Creek Reservoir as part of Craig Hospital’s 35th annual Hobie Day on Friday. The outing is intended to show them what’s possible after suffering catastrophic injuries and to test the skills they’ve been learning in real-world conditions.

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