I have been in Special Olympics since i was age 8 and my first sport was swimming. All along i hated swimming on my back because I was afraid I was going to sink so i had to build up my confidence. Last year I went to Corvallis for competition and I only did freestyle. So this year I have been working on my back stroke. I'm pretty excited about competition this year because my coach asked me if I wanted to swim a 50m back stroke race and I said yes!! So I'm 28 years old now and I have come so far in swimming for special Olympics. 20 years later and I'm getting stronger as a swimmer and I couldn't be happier. My name is Katy Ceglia and I really hope to win a gold medal but if I win a silver or bronze medal that will tell me I tried my best gave it my all and ill try even harder next year!!!! I can definitely do this, I have come this far ill never give up hope. Swimming is my favorite sport in Special Olympics and I have enough confidence to win a gold medal!!!!