Swimming

Stephanie Handojo discusses pushing past hurdles in life.
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For the third time, ultra-swimmer Joel Matos will test his mental and physical strength in Brazadas por la Inclusión (Strokes for Inclusion), a swimming marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics Puerto Rico.
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Amber Gertsch is a very active athlete from Special Olympics Utah. She continues to compete in virtual walking events.
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Special Olympics Chinese Taipei athlete Michael Fan inspired his mother Angela Huang to become an open water swimmer and coach.
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Moeti Clement Sethunya takes a well-rounded approached to coaching football (soccer) and floor hockey at Special Olympics South Africa using it as a building block to athlete employment.
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In 2004, 14-year old Ashley Adie experienced true inclusion for the first time. During a Special Olympics British Columbia Regional swim meet, Adie would enjoy the competition, but she found something much more than the ribbons and personal bests that day.
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Roberto Hernandez has coached athletes with intellectual disabilities for 25 years. That’s a long time to do anything, but when you talk to Coach Roberto about coaching for Special Olympics New Jersey now, he still has passion in his voice, the same passion he exudes when he talks about his family.
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Through sports, Special Olympics athletes build skills and become leaders—on the field and in the community. Stephanie Handojo can tell you all about it! For Stephanie, swimming has been a great way to shatter stereotypes about the skills and stamina of people with Down syndrome. But to do this, she had to overcome many obstacles, including a huge one: her fear of water.
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Adedamola Roberts, 5 times Special Olympics Gold medallist in swimming, shared his thoughts on having a sense of purpose, identify and value in The Guardian Nigeria.
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Ratna Mohd Zain’s daughter Nadhrah is a swimmer with Special Olympics Singapore. Ratna believes parents need to play their part to work in tandem with coaches to bring out the best in their children.
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