Heart Challenge Swim Association
 Dedicated to Pediatric Congenital Heart defects Research and Awareness
Swimming For Awareness
- Heart Challenge Swim- Founder JohannesLisiecki               

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   Our Mission: 

To bring awareness to Congenital Heart Defects.

To challenge Heart patients to make their recovery a work of art, by creating and adopting a new lifestyle after the calamity.


Swimming For Awareness   - Heart Challenge Swim -   Founder Johannes Lisiecki

In support to further advancements in Medical Research for Congenital Heart Defects.

Bringing Awareness To Congenital Heart Defects
  Recognized for his rugged individualism and unstoppable determination,
Author and Adventreneur, Johannes F. Lisiecki, has traveled the World, battled Health and Heart issues, and is on a mission to bring awareness to
Pediatric Congenital Health Defects.

I found out the hard way.

Author:Johannes F. Lisiecki

Congenital Heart Defects

"My name is Johannes Lisiecki and after my open heart surgery at age 67, my cardiologist Dr. Coletti, informed me that the most likely cause was a birth defect known as a Congenital Heart Defect. This revelation embarked me on an unusual change. 

Having made a remarkable recovery with a swim program, the idea came to found the Heart Challenge Swim Association, with a mission to inspire others through the    Therapy of Swimming; bringing an awareness to Congenital Heart Defects and a    method of health recovery."
  -Author:Johannes F. Lisiecki

Johannes is empowering others through the Therapy of Swimming; setting forth a recovery and lifestyle change that will help others in their own recovery from 
Congenital Heart Defects
Bringing a Message from the Heart and a Journey of
Health Recovery, Johannes is inspiring both young and old alike to discover an adventure
"In Pursuit Of A Dream". 

On 07/18/2015, at age 75, Johannes passed the 1,300 Mile Swimming Mark in
Bringing Awareness to Congenital Heart Defects.

  "That's what I call "IN PURSUIT" of a dream."-Johannes F. Lisiecki 

1,000 Mile Swimming Mark!


Swimming For Awareness  - Heart Challenge Swim

                                  Click here to Find Out how it all began:                                


Johannes is a Volunteer/Member of
the Mended Hearts Community.

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A place for heart healthy lifestyle change and encouragement.

Please share your own stories, heart healthy recipes, and ideas.
   We are looking forward to hearing from you!




Founding  (Blue Whale) Sponsor

Dr. Andrew T. Coletti, MD - Consulting Cardiologist
"North Cascade Cardiology"

Inspiring both young and old, through the Therapy of Swimming and a  Message from the Heart, Johannes F. Lisiecki, is demonstrating that such a recovery is possible, with a Health Recovery and Lifestyle Change that will help others with their own recovery from Congenital Heart Defects.


For Speaking Engagements go to - www.FollowingADream.com

You may contact Johannes at - followingadream@hotmail.com

Let's do it for the Heart. The next patient may be you!

Author of Great Books:
                          Gibraltar The Story Of My Heart, The Johmalites,                             
         An Adventreneur's Odyssey, and Following a Dream

Johannes' life's story and current mission are great human
interest stories of remarkable courage, determination, faith, and triumphs.


Books:                The Johmalites: http://amzn.com/1622954238        Paperback
                                                      http://amzn.com/B00BFY9S1W    Kindle Edition

                    Following A Dream: http://amzn.com/B00DYFAGAC     Paperback 

Gibraltar The Story Of My Heart: http://amzn.com/B00CVFUVMO    Kindle Edition
    Following A Dream:  http://followingadream.com 
                                     Media Channel: http://vimeo.com/channels/557418 

                                   FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/HeartChallengeSwim

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Pursue the Dream and Live the Journey
of the Heart Challenge Swim Association!