Special Olympics Northern CA Swimming (Monterey)Event Date:
Mar 14 - May 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monterey Sports Center
301 E. Franklin St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Special Olympics Northern California's spring swimming practice schedule for Monterey County begins Thursday, March 14 and runs weekly through Thursday, April 28. Practices take place at the Monterey Sports Center, located at 301 E. Franklin St., Monterey under the direction of coaches David and Linda Clements. The spring schedule can be found on the www.sonc.org website, or by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hv5GLsJAb71wH20q77CrlcvtNgCmSbX8M-3r4lfLkao/edit#gid=1473398089.
Special Olympics is open to every person with an intellectual disability, regardless of the level or degree of that person’s disability and whether or not that person also has other mental or physical disabilities. Athletes must be at least 8 years old to compete at a sports competition. Athletes between 6–7 years of age can come out for practices, but cannot compete. There is no “cap” on how old an athlete can be. We have some very active athletes who are in their 50s and 60s and some are still going strong in their 70s!
Basketball was first contested at the 1968 Special Olympics World Games. By the 1995 World Games, nearly 600 athletes from 40 countries entered the competition. There were 31 men's teams, 18 women's teams, and 10 Unified Sports® teams. Additionally, about 100 athletes competed in individual contest events. These events are for the lower ability athletes and include the target pass, ten meter dribble, and spot shot. Learn more at https://www.sonc.org/programs/community-sports-programs/county/monterey. For information, contact Special Olympics Sports Manager Derrick Erwing at (408) 392-0170, ext. 208 or at [email protected].