This Argentinian paralympic swimmer has built his DIY pool with plastic bags

Edmundo Hernandez, father of Sebastian Galleguillo, a paralympic swimmer who suffers from hearing loss, adds wood to a fire to heat the water of the swimming pool the family built for Sebastian, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Florencio Varela, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina July 13, 2020. Picture taken July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian - RC22TH9JXEBM

'We made do with what we had here and we started building.' Image: REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Miguel Lo Bianco
Writer, Reuters
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