On Saturday, April 14, 2018, former Reno Aquatic Club coach, Brian
Holm, had a tragic accident while skiing alone at Squaw Valley
After a scary fall, he broke his back in two places: the lower
lumbar #2 was broken, and #3 exploded into pieces, which sent bone
shrapnel directly against his spinal cord.
Brian was patrolled off the mountain and transported by ambulance
to Renown where he had emergency back surgery the following
day. Brian was not paralyzed, however, he is suffering from severe
nerve damage. Brian spent 8 days in the hospital before a
transfer to Reno’s Renown Rehabilitation Center.
Although Brian is in great spirits, he has a long journey of
recovery ahead. Brian was discharged on Saturday, May 5th and will
continue his therapies on an outpatient basis. If you would like to
support Brian, please follow this link to his GoFundMe page: