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Special Olympians Take to the Water at Oxford High

About 50 athletes from the area competed Thursday.

More than 50 area special olympians competed in swimming events at on Thursday night.

Special Olympics teams from Oxford, Waterbury, Meriden, Shelton, Ridgefield and St. Catherine Academy in Fairfield all competed on Thursday in the regional Northwest and Southwest Developmental Aquatics event. Hundreds of coaches, parents and others cheered on the athletes.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community, according to the Oxford Special Olympics website.

Patch was there to take photos of the athletes. 

Paul Singley May 04, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Great job everyone!
MOM May 04, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Congratulations to Katie, Brianna and all the Special Olympians, well done!!!
Amy Carlone Cote May 05, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Great job everyone. I am proud of you!

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