Zachary is 15, loves the outdoors, watching any kind of sport, and now rides his bike every weekend since attending an icanshine bike camp.
These photos are from his weekly swim practice with the Wahoos, Greensboro’s Special Olympics swim team. There were 7 other swimmers there with Down syndrome in addition to other swimmers with different forms of cognitive delays. The atmosphere on this side of the pool is so bright; these swimmers know that the main objective here is to have a good time while working hard. They meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center each week, practicing all of the usual strokes taught to swimmers, both of out enjoyment and in preparation for regional and state championships. The swimmers cheer each other on and end each practice with high-fives and hugs.