This story appeared in the Bay Area edition of the Jan./Feb. ESPN RISE Magazine.
Shayne Fleming knew he was cut out for swimming after his first competitive race.
Six years old at the time, Fleming remembers lining up for the 25-yard backstroke in his youth summer league. Unbeknownst to little Shayne, his parents had invited all their relatives to come and watch his first race.
"I was in the lane next to the side of the pool," recalls Fleming. "The race starts ...