Retired helicopter pilot Mike Rielly’s swimming dedication has led to improved health and much more for the 73 year old. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Retired helicopter pilot Mike Rielly’s swimming dedication has led to improved health and much more for the 73 year old. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Juneau grandfather turned to swimming for better health. He got back much more

73-year-old’s swimming habit helps him shed reliance on walker

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