Special Olympics Swimmers Compete at State


For the Miami Valley Today

MIAMI COUNTY — Six Miami County Special Olympics swimmers competed at the Special Olympics Ohio State Tournament on Saturday, March 5 at Bowling Green State University.

Miami County swimmers won the following medals at the tournament: Justine Hoffmann won gold in 25-meter freestyle. Caleb Karnehm won gold in 100-meter breaststroke and 100-meter freestyle. Johnathan Stewart won gold in 25-meter backstroke and 50-meter freestyle. Stephen Stewart won gold in 25-meter freestyle and silver in 25-meter backstroke. Ethan Via won silver in 25-meter freestyle. Eli Woodward-Roeth won bronze in 25-meter freestyle.

Miami County Special Olympics is a program of the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, known locally as Riverside. It is an affiliate of Special Olympics Ohio and the internationally recognized Special Olympics organization. Miami County Special Olympics offers a wide variety of year-round individual and team sports for anyone with an intellectual disability, ages eight and older. Sports included are basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, powerlifting, golf and swimming.

Each program promotes athletes’ emotional, physical and social health and instills a strong work-ethic and sense of teamwork. Through successful experiences, athletes build confidence and a positive self-image which carries over into the classroom, jobs and community. For more about Miami County Special Olympics or how to volunteer, visit riversidedd.org or call (937) 440-3000.

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