Swimming, also known as aquatics, is one of the most popular sports in the world. Aquatics covers a great variety of swimming skills, from short sprints to longer events and relays.
Special Olympics swimming is a summer sport where athletes train and compete from January through June.
Available Events and Distances
Athletes may compete in two (2) individual events:
- Butterfly – 25M, 50M, 100M
- Freestyle – 25M, 50M, 100M, 200M, 400M
- Backstroke – 25M, 50M, 100M
- Breaststroke – 25M, 50M, 100M
- IM – 100M, 200M
2020 Sectional Competitions
- There will be no Sectional competition for 2021.
2020 State Competition
- Competition will be remote this year. Programs will swim at their home pool and submit official times for divisions and medals.
- All sessions must align with the current SONJ RTA guidelines.
- Masks MUST be worn when on the pool deck and only remove when entering the pool. Coaches, volunteers, and spectators must wear a mask at all times.
- No equipment should be shared between athletes and must be sanitized between athlete use.
- Refer to the “Swimming Guidelines” at the top of the page for more information.
Criteria for Advancement
- There will be no sectional competition.
- Programs will swim at their home pool and submit official times for divisions and medals.
- No more than fifty (50) total individuals at a venue at one time.
- This includes athletes, partners, coaches, volunteers, and spectators.
- No more than three (3) athletes per lane.
- While at the venue, ensure all participants practice social distancing and maximum group number limitations as outlined in the current RTA plan.
- Programs must use as few volunteers as possible for training/practice. Spectators are discouraged to attend training/practices.
- Athletes must provide their own swimwear, bathing cap and goggles.
2019 Summer Games Results
Use the button below to download results from the 2019 Summer Games held June 7-9 2019 at The College of New Jersey.