Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group Brings Special Olympics to … – This is the Coast

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Sunday, 12 November 2023 06:15
By John Clayton
Paralympian Ollie Hynd will attend the first Special Olympics Swimming Gala at Scarborough Sports Village today.
Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG) and Everyone Active are set to hold their first Special Olympics Swimming Gala today.
Special Olympics is the world largest sports organisation for children and adults, with intellectual disabilities and stages around 100,000 competitions globally each year.
The event is to be staged at Scarborough Sports Village, and event manager Nicky Fanelli explains more.

The gala will see more than 70 Special Olympics swimmers from across Yorkshire competing for spots on the rostrum, all while getting active and having fun.
Medals and certificates will be handed out by swim star Ollie Hynd, a three-times Paralympic gold medallist and four-times world champion, alongside North Yorkshire Council’s sports development manager Matt Hewison.
The gala is being officiated by Kingfishers Swimming Club, in partnership with City of Hull, and it is hoped it will become an annual event.
Nicky explains the agenda for the day.

Over the years the venue has become more readily accessible for the disabled, and as Nicky goes onto explain – now hold regular sessions.

Peter Smith, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said:
“We are enormously proud to host the Special Olympics Swimming Gala at Scarborough Sports Village and are looking forward to a fantastic day.
“Alongside his incredible achievements in swimming, Ollie is a brilliant ambassador for inclusive sport and I’m sure he will prove a big inspiration to those taking part.
“Scarborough Sports Village provides activities for people across the community, no matter what your age, interests or ability, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone on Sunday, November 12.”
Richard Westgarth, chairman of Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG), said:
“It is great having been part of Special Olympics for more than 15 years as a club, to be now hosting our very own Special Olympics Gala in Scarborough.
“It wouldn’t have been possible without a lot of teamwork and support from various people and organisations, but we would particularly like to thank Kingfishers Swimming Club and Everyone Active for going the extra mile and making this event happen.
“We hope the event will lead to more people with an intellectual disability being involved in competitive swimming locally.”
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