Kristen Clark

For today’s #ThrowbackThursday, we introduce longtime athlete Kristen Clark.

Ever since she was nine years old, Kristen has been competing with Special Olympics New Jersey for almost as long as the organization has existed. Now at 41, she competes in swimming during the summer. She will never forget the time she won a gold medal for swimming at the 2014 USA Games held in New Jersey.

“I have many medals and plaques from Special Olympics,” she said. “I love being a part of Special Olympics for many years…now it’s turning 50 years old, wow!”

As someone who has competed in a lot of sports over the years and been a public speaker for SONJ, Kristen never stops going, even in her personal life. The Somerset County native fills up her free time with many activities. She works at the Somerset Hills YMCA as a gymnastics instructor and floor supervisor. She likes to read books, color, and do word searches. Kristen is also a member of the Rosary Altar Society at her church.

Fun fact: Kristen loves the movie Frozen!



5 comments on “Kristen Clark”

  1. 1
    Kristen xlark on January 28, 2018

    I love this story about me it’s so cool and true

  2. 2
    Kristen xlark on January 28, 2018

    It’s awesome

  3. 3
    Kristen xlark on January 28, 2018

    Great picture of me

  4. 4
    Jan Munch on February 3, 2018

    Loved this article Kristen. You are so awesome and such a terrific role model 😀. If you ever want to put tennis back into your busy schedule you know you just have to call me. Keep being the lovely young woman that you are. Love. Jan

  5. 5
    Jan Munch. S O Tennis coach on April 30, 2018

    I ALWAYS get a hug from Kristen when I see her. She is an awesome athlete and just a wonderful person. We miss you on the tennis court!! You are welcome to rejoin us ANYTIME 😀🎾. Love you

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