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She started swimming in a westside Detroit rec center. Now she’s on the International stage. [email protected] Tue, 05/28/2019 - 10:45

What’s it like to be a competitive deaf athlete? AnQuniece Wheeler can tell you. 

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Wheeler, 18, will represent the United States in the World Deaf Swim Championship in Brazil this summer. She’s been swimming locally at Adams-Butzel Recreation Center since she was 9. 


Don't want to clean chitlins? These Detroit stores will do it for you

In the back of Gourmet Food Center, it’s quiet. Soothingly quiet. On the outside of the store, located at the corner of Plymouth and Greenfield roads, people are in and out of the gas station on one side and an outlet of Hot Wheel City, the flashy rims store better known for its more luminous display on West Eight Mile, on the other side. If not for GPS, a first-time visitor can easily pass it before arriving. Once you’re inside, outside noise dissipates.


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