Posted by: Susan | May 9, 2012

Special Olympics swim meet

Athlete’s Oath

The Special Olympics oath is:
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let be brave in the attempt.”
These words were spoken by Roman gladiators as they entered the arena, facing the greatest battle of their lives. Our athletes recite the oath at the Opening Ceremonies of each competition to remind everyone, themselves included, that they are part of a brave tradition and that the goal is to compete with their whole effort and to exhibit bravery by pushing themselves to ever greater heights.
Remind your athletes regularly that they must live by this oath if they are to grow and achieve all their goals.  From the Special Olympics web page.

Four months of practice, 5 hours at the swim meet, 2 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Participant Badge.

Sam with friend/volunteer Bob

Jake meets another volunteer. Emily from his youth group helps too.

Jake, far lane, swims for the Gold

Jake showing off Gold Medal

Sam preparing for Freestyle

Sam’s hat goes with everything…Rob and Jacob C. brought home the Gold!

We are out of here………………………


  1. Yay Jake! Fantastic! Teri

    • Thanks Teri. They both swam their hearts out:)

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