Swimming (aquatics) is one of our most popular sports. Unlike other sports, swimming is a life skill that is taught, first, to ensure safety and, secondly, for sports and competition purposes.

Swimming is appropriate for a range of ages and ability because of the wide array of swimming events offered. Swimming competition events are based on a variety of strokes. We also offer events for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic swimming skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to longer, competitive events.

Find a Special Olympics Area program near you to participate. Contact your Region Director if you're interested in starting this sport in your Area.