Swim with Special Olympics Athletes

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Sponsored by:

Higher Ground

Project Champion:

Elyse Smidinger
elyse@highergroundusa.org

What are the appropriate grade levels?

11-12

Is there a limit to the number of participants?

7-10 students

The theme for this project is:

Adaptive Sports, Athletics

Is there a deadline for this project?

April and May 2019

Be a buddy and swim with Special Olympics Athletes during practice. Some athletes are working on improving their swimming skills, and others still learning to swim. All athletes are working on socialization, following directions, and having fun. This is a great opportunity to support others and experience inclusion for our athletes. Swimming occurs weekly beginning the first week of April. The younger kids swim on Wednesday?s from 3-4 pm at the YMCA. This is a great opportunity for a field trip and create peer-to-peer relationships. Come for a practice in April or May.

** Please note students must be 16 or older to participate