Coaching and being heavily involved with the United States Paralympic team has given Andrew Barranco the opportunity to travel to a dozen countries all over the world.
Beginning August 12, he'll be a team leader for the U.S. Paralympic Team, in Montreal, Canada for the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships.
These days Barranco, 29, is just as excited for something happening in his own backyard at the Merritt Athletic Club in Towson.
On June 15, from noon to 5 p.m., Merritt and Barranco will host a grand opening for the brand new outdoor pool at the facility located off of Mylander Lane.
"We will have a lot of activities for members and guests and we are encouraging people to bring guests and enjoy the day with us," said Barranco, noting the festive day will have a Luau theme. "We are really looking forward to it."