Make Your Year-End Donation

Donate by Dec. 31 and help us get one more person onto the playing field.

Keith-Our Fearless Swimmer

Keith is one of our fearless athletes. When he started swimming with our Pathways Panthers Special Olympics team he did not know how to swim. After only 5 months of training, Keith was able to swim 25 yards in a life vest with the guidance of a coach. What an accomplishment. What makes this so exceptional is that Keith is visually impaired. He has to forge ahead without being able to see where he is going. I love to swim and thinking of Keith I closed my eyes and tried to make it across the pool without being able to see. I didn't make it 10 feet without crashing into the lane rope and wanting to quit. I am proud to say that Keith now swims independently in his life vest 25 yards. He does it with a smile on his face and determination in his heart. Watching Keith swim has taught me the importance of never giving up. He has shown me what true courage is.

Related Videos

See video on You Tube. Watch our Fearless Swimmer in Action.  

Related Links

Learn More about Pathways Oklahoma