Mountain View senior doesn't let "different" leg keep him from his goals.
Ryker Phillips, 17, left, a senior on the Mountain View High School swim team, dives into the pool during the 400 yard freestyle relay Jan. 3 at Propstra Aquatic Center in Vancouver.
Ryker Phillips, 17, is a senior on the Mountain View High School swim team.
Ryker Phillips pauses before attaching a prosthetic leg after competing in four events at a swim meet.
Ryker Phillips checks his time after competing in the 50 yard freestyle finals January 3. "Got you," said Phillips to a teammate after checking his time.
Ryker Phillips gets a good start in the 100 yard backstroke. Phillips says his best event is the butterfly because you use less kicking of the legs.
Ryker Phillips, left, exits the pool after competing in the 400 yard freestyle relay.
Ryker Phillips, left, relaxes between races as he talks to teammate Tyler Tolman, 16, center, and Sean Hwang, 16, of Union High School at a swim meet.
Ryker Phillips, 17, a senior on the Mountain View High School swim team trains with teammates January 15, 2013 in Vancouver, Washington. (Troy Wayrynen/The Columbian)
Ryker Phillips waits during a relay race.