Swimming

Special Olympics athletes and volunteers huddle together after athletes are awarded medals for their efforts.
Safety. A word often stressed in order to ensure the well-being of a given individual. A word often recognized as a goal for individuals to attain in their attempts to protect those they care for from hazardous situations.
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Nick Roker getting a kiss from his mother after a swim competition.
TODAY show weatherman and co-host of 3rd Hour of TODAY Al Roker had an unforgettable Father’s Day weekend after his son Nick brought home two gold medals at the Special Olympics New York Summer Games.
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four images of athletes in action poses.
All across the nation, Special Olympics athletes are gearing up for their state’s annual Summer Games.
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Unity and her parents stand together for a photo.
When Unity Collins was 12 years old, the parents of the New Zealander introduced her to swimming, not having any idea of the magnitude of the moment.
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Daniel Smrokowski and Nancy and Joel Seiboldt
Parent Interview: Nancy and Joel Seiboldt—daughter Grace is a Special Olympics USA swimmer who has won gold at World Games.
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Aquiles at poolside after his silver-medal winning swim in the 25m breaststroke
After a technical disqualification over the weekend, Aquiles Heredia rallied with a stellar effort in the breaststroke today—earning his first big win of the games, a silver medal!
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Aquilis Heredia giving a thumbs up. Spectators are in the background.
Aquiles Heredia is so determined to swim his best, he's improved his technique beyond what even his most supportive doctors had predicted.
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Arial shot of female player shooting for the hoop; 9 other players accompany her on the court along with three officials and spectators can be seen int he background.
The first day of competition, 15 March, at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi kicked off with a number of notable firsts.
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Jasmine stands on the stage with a microphone in her hand.
Jasmine is an athlete leader from Pakistan. She is a Board Member for Special Olympics Pakistan and Co-Chair of the Athlete Input Council for Special Olympics Asia Pacific.
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