Competition Cycle: Summer

Season: September – March

Description: Special Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) offers a wide array of aquatics events that are appropriate for athletes of various ages and ability levels.  Aquatics training and competitions are available in a variety of strokes and at a variety of levels, including opportunities for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic aquatics skills. The development of these basic skills is necessary prior to advancing to longer competitive events.   As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.

Coach’s Comments: We divide the athletes into 5 lanes according to ability. Coaches instruct all strokes and prepare athletes for competitions at all levels.

Number of competitors: 32

Number of competitions: 4

Aquatics Events:
Freestyle Events: 25M, 50M, 100M, 200M, 400M
Backstroke Events: 25M, 50M, 100M, 200M
Breaststroke Events: 25M, 50M, 100M, 200M
Butterfly Events: 25M, 50M, 100M, 200M
Individual Medley Events: 100M, 200M
Freestyle and Medley Relay Events: 4 x 25M, 4 x 50M, 4 x 100M

The following aquatics events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:
25M Freestyle and Backstroke
15M Walk
15M and 25M Floatation Race
10M Assisted Swim
15M Unassisted Swim

North Shore Contact:
Kelly Klein LocalCoordinator@sobcnorthshore.ca