LEWISTON – Over 300 Maine Special Olympics athletes will converge on Bates College’s Tarbell Pool on Friday, April 27 for the annual Special Olympics Maine Swim Meet. The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Athletes will be competing in a variety of aquatics events, everything from an assisted 10-meter swim to the 100-meter freestyle and relay.

In past years, the swim meet was held in conjunction with the Special Olympics Maine Summer Games. However, it has gown to be such a popular event that is now a separate state competition.

The Tarbell Pool is located adjacent to the Bates Ice Arena.

Special Olympics Maine is a year-round athletic traning and competition program for persons with intellectual disabilities of all ages. In Maine, there are nearly 3,000 athletes who participate.

More information on the Special Olympics program can be obtained by contacting the state office at 879-0489, or visit online at www.specialolympicsmaine.org.

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