September 13, 2012 | SOI General: Headquarters

A Bit of Advice

By Will Schermerhorn

Francisco San Miguel talking with volunteers.

Francisco San Miguel, one of the swimming officials at poolside--himself a volunteer--had some advice for the volunteers working directly with the athletes: once they're at poolside, the athletes win or lose on their own terms. "They've trained for it," he said, and they know what to do. Some of the young volunteers may find it sad that some athletes do poorly. That's part of sports, he said. "There are some competitors who fail," he said. "At the end of the day, they're all winners."

About Will Schermerhorn: Will is Special Olympics's director of web strategy
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