When: 7.20 – 8.30pm on Wednesday nights from September until April
Location: Angela Coughlan Pool, 2425 Upper Middle Rd, Burlington
Our Swim team is one of the longest established in Burlington’s Special Olympics community and is incredibly popular with 40 athletes taking part, ranging from those still working on mastering a stroke to athletes who compete at Provincial level. We train for competition – and we take part in six meets at weekends (usually Sundays) throughout the season, competing with other Special Olympics Teams across the South Central Region.
The competitions are structured so that athletes aged 8 and up compete with other athletes of similar ability in equitable divisions, split by gender, age and ability. In swimming, all athletes in each division receive award ribbons from 1st through to 8th place!
We encourage our athletes to take part in multiple events from 25m right through to 400m – in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. The only requirement is that swimmers can already manage to make one length (25m).
Start date: TBA
Competitive Events: TBA
Last practice: TBA
Cate Hawkins (Head Coach) or Helen Wilks (Team Manager)