Just 6 months ago, “06880” announced that the Westport Weston Family YMCA was forming a Special Olympics swim team.
The group came together quicker than Michael Phelps churns through pools.
This weekend, 16 athletes travel to Hamden and New Haven, to compete in Connecticut’s Special Olympic Games.
Their ages range from 10 to 18. Some need assistance to swim 15 meters. Others race on their own for 50 meters.
All have a fantastic time. All practice once a week. And all are supported by a wonderful team of coaches and volunteers.
Good luck to all. Of course, they — and the Y — are already winners.
(Hat tip: Marshall Kiev)