Special Olympic Swimmers Make a Splash

Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:00:00 am

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC Rising Tide Swim Team participated in the 2015 Special Olympics New Jersey summer Games at The College of New Jersey June 12-14. The team won seven Gold, six Silver and seven Bronze Medals. The JCC Rising Tide Swim Team introduces those individuals with special needs to swimming and is open to the community. The team competes in three meets a year; county, area, and state, and is part of Special Olympics Somerset County Area 10.  The swim season runs from October through June and is offered at no charge. For additional information, please contact Stephanie Johnson at 908-725-6994 x230; SJohnson@ssbjcc.org.


Pictured front row left to right: Kimberly Vida, Matt B., Lori Pietrzak, James Ryan, Andrea Yarnall, Michael Addison, Dylan Santos, and Russ Rayot (chaperone.); Back row left to right: Stephanie Johnson (coach) Robert Previty, David Rayot, Kevin Ryan (chaperone), Andrew Chambers and Sergio Santos (chaperone). Not Pictured: Kevin Finnegan, Paul Josewitch, Paulette Kirchner (coach), Nikki Painson and Karl Schwarz.









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