Special Olympics Competition in Clovis

Fresno, CA Some 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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