It must be a record for Special Olympics! All 28 STARS athletes who swam at the District swim meet won at least one gold medal, qualifying them to compete in the Illinois Special Olympics Summer State Games. Then ALL 28 ATHLETES CAME HOME FROM THE STATE GAMES WITH GOLD MEDALS! Our swimmers competed in 83 events. Here’s the official medal count:
53 Gold Medals!
17 Silver Medals!
5 Bronze Medals!
8 Other finishes.
AND NO disqualifications! ZERO!
It was an incredible weekend-and once again, the Stars made us proud! Great swimming, great friendship, and great sportsmanship! CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU! A HUGE THANK YOU to all the coaches and assistant coaches, our two amazing volunteer peer coaches, and all the parents, family members and friends who were in Normal during the weekend of June 7 – 9 to support us! (And a special thanks to Flossmoor Police Officer Morris, who was handing out awards at the pool the entire meet!)
Did everyone have fun? Well. take a look at the photos below!
The opening ceremonies were streamed live on the computer.