Swimming: Now that's the ticket

Updated: July 7, 2005, 7:56 PM ET
By Steve Wright | Great Outdoor Games staff

It's appropriate that water is featured in hunting retriever trials, like those at the Super Retriever Series. Without water, the 2003 ESPN Great Outdoor Games silver medalist would have retired a long time ago.

Ticket, an 11-year-old female black Labrador, has three fused discs in her spine. Luckily, Ticket's owner, Alexandra "Alex" Washburn, spends every summer in The Bahamas, where she is a dive instructor.

When Ticket first began having back problems, Washburn noticed her dog got ...

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