Archive for the "Swimming" Category

24.Feb.2012 Get involved: Join a team, volunteer

It’s not too late to join one of the sports teams, offered by Special Olympics West Hawaii. Head out the the field, gym, and pool to play or volunteer. TEAM PRACTICES: Softball and T-Ball is 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Mondays and  Thursdays at Old Kona Airport’s fields on the north, with the lights. Powerlifting is […]

02.Jun.2011 SOWH won 30 Summer Games medals

Special Olympics West Hawaii traveled Memorial Day weekend to Oahu, where 52 athletes, coaches and unified partners from Ocean View to Waimea competed in the State Summer Games. They brought home seven gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze medals. At the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, they were among the approximately 850 athletes who […]

24.Jan.2011 Special Olympics hosts barbecue, holds sign-ups for Spring sports

Special Olympics West Hawaii hosted its annual Kick-Off barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Kahaluu Beach Park. Athletes and volunteers signed up for the various Spring sports, such as softball, T-ball, swimming, track and field, and powerlifting. There were also be games, music, food and awards. Anyone interested in finding out […]

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21.Oct.2010 Coaches, assistants need for Spring sports

Special Olympics West Hawaii seeks coaches for swimming and track and field for its Spring season. It is also looking for assistants to help softball coach John Ruiz. The organization will train coaches as needed. Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and […]

26.Apr.2010 Making Waves

Special Olympics West Hawaii volunteer Doreen Parker took the following photos from the Swim Meet on Maui, which she described as a successful trip and great time. “We have an awesome team — the SOWH Sharks,” she said. “Mahalo plenty to Lona, Toshi, Dan, Chris, Sandie and Kit for making my job easier!”

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17.Jun.2009 Summer Games photos and video

Special Olympics West Hawaii participated in the Summer Games held at the University of Hawaii-Manoa from May 29 to May 30. Summer Games marks the end of the Spring season. Mahalo to the athletes, coaches, volunteers, families, friends and supporters. You are valued highly and important to the success of the Special Olympics program. Long-time […]

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24.May.2009 Information for the 2009 Summer Games

Special Olympics West Hawaii is participating in the Summer Games, held May 29 through May 31, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Roughly 1,100 athletes and coaches statewide will compete in Track & Field (Athletics), Swimming (Aquatics), Powerlifting, and Softball (includes Unified Softball, Coach Pitch, T-Ball, and Individual Skills). The Summer Games marks the […]

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26.Apr.2009 Making a splash

The well prepared West Hawaii Sharks swim team is looking forward to a great start of the Summer Games, following the successful Special Olympics Weinberg Neighbor Island Regional Swim Meet on Maui April 14, said Coach Holly DeGeal. The Summer Games are the culminating statewide events for the Spring Season. More than 1,000 talented athletes […]

03.Mar.2009 Making waves

Sixteen Special Olympics West Hawaii athletes are working hard during weekly swim practices at the Kona Community Aquatics Center on Kuakini Highway. They are striving for competitive greatness, as well as having an awesome time, in the pool. Several athletes on this year’s SOWH swim team have been swimming all their lives and are as […]