Swimming

Special Olympics swimming is popular world wide. Stay up to date with swimming news, events and competition results on this page. You'll find links to coaching resources, too. It's all here.

Popular Worldwide

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in world. Unlike other sports, swimming is a life skill that is taught, first, to ensure safety and, secondly, for sports and competition purposes. Aquatics covers a great variety of swimming skills, from short sprints to longer events and relays. And the Aquatics coaching guide (below) gives coaches advice and approaches to successfully coach swimmers of all abilities, from strong, fast competitors to swimmers who find it hard to swim at all.

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

Special Olympics has a growing number of athletes around the world taking part in open water swimming, a sport in which swimmers race in bodies of water such as lakes, rivers and oceans instead of pools. Read the coaching guide and see stories and upcoming events by visiting the Open Water Swimming page.
Special Olympics has a partnership with the Michael Phelps Foundation and has appointed the international swimming legend as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. The Michael Phelps Foundation will expand its signature “IM” with Special Olympics that will bring water safety, recreational aquatic activities, and health, wellness and goal-setting instruction to Special Olympic athletes across the world.

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Aquatics Events

  • фев
    09
    Area Eleven Masters Bowling Tournament
    фев 09, 2016
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Rock Hill
    South Carolina
    Area Eleven Masters Bowling Tournament

    Come out and support our Masters bowlers in our annual bowling tournament. Competition will begin at 10:00am and be completed no later than 1:30pm.

    For more information
    Contact: Kathy Covington
    Email: area11sosc@hotmail.com

    фев 09, 2016
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Strikers Family SportCenter
    124 N. Anderson Rd.
    Rock Hill, South Carolina
    UNITED STATES
  • фев
    11
    Basketball team 5 on 5
    фев 11, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Lyman
    South Carolina
    Basketball team 5 on 5

    Join us February 11th at Limestone College in Lyman, South Carolina as our athletes compete and show their skill in 5 on 5 team basketball competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

    For more information
    Contact: Paula White
    Email: pgwhite@spart7.org
    Phone: 864-706-0043

    фев 11, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Limestone College
    110 Maryland Ave
    Lyman, South Carolina
    UNITED STATES
  • фев
    13
    Higgins Lake Polar Plunge
    фев 13, 2016
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Roscommon
    Michigan
    Higgins Lake Polar Plunge

    The Higgins Lake Polar Plunge will take place on February 13, 2016 at the Gerrish Township Marina on Higgins Lake. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. The parade of costumes and plunge will begin at 2:00 p.m.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Andrea Rachko
    Email: rachk1am@cmich.edu
    Phone: 989-774-3911

    фев 13, 2016
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Gerrish Township Marina
    Roscommon, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
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