Swimming

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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Briton outside under a tree smiling and looking up.
Briton Conor Conway has lived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for three years and will represent his adopted home at the World Games.
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Alain Bernard stands smiling at the centre of the photo wearing a red Special Olympics t-shirt. He is surrounded by four Special Olympics France athletes in white Special Olympics t-shirts,a also smiling.
The Special Olympics family has grown a little bigger with the recent announcement that Alain Bernard has joined Special Olympics France as an Ambassador!
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Grace Seiboldt standing outside on a sunny day and smiling with her medals around her neck.
Grace won three medals at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, including gold in swimming.
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