Special Olympics Competition in Clovis

May 3, 2009 1:01:16 PM PDT
The lessons they've learned will last a lifetimeSome special children turned into Olympic athletes Saturday, as they jumped into the water, and swam toward the gold medal.

Dozens of athletes from across the Central Valley participated in a Special Olympics swimming competition at Clovis High School today. The kids have all been practicing in the water for 8 weeks, but organizers say the lessons they've learned will last a lifetime.

Michele Carmichael, meet organizer said, "They're proving to the world what capable human beings they are, and what a good job they can do in sport. And it's more than just sport, it's about family, it's about friendships."

A special awards ceremony followed today's competition, and those who got gold medals are now eligible to participate in this summer's state meet in Davis.

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