Special Olympics Swift Current athletes and coaches returned from the 2017 Special Olympics Saskatchewan Summer Games in Moose Jaw with plenty of hardware. A total of 38 medals were won by Special Olympics Swift Current athletes in three different sports in Moose Jaw.
The bowling team won six medals at the Summer Games. Val Laturnus won gold in ladies singles, followed by a bronze medal performance from Chelzee Proctor. Dwight Larter added gold in men’s singles, followed by bronze medals from Malcolm Goebel and Doug Radicki.
Goebel, Larter, Anthony Robins, Laturnus, and Wendy Miller combined to won gold in mixed team bowling.
The Special Olympics Swift Current swimmers won a total of 30 medals in the pool, including 16 individual gold medals and two relay gold medals.
Katie Durant led the way with five gold, one silver, and a gold medal in a relay as well. Jenae Ruetz finished with three gold and one silver medal and added another silver in a relay.
Tyler Servant finished provincials with two gold and two bronze medals, as well as a relay gold. David Philip added one gold, one silver, and one medal in a relay. Harold Robinson totaled three gold and one bronze and then added a bronze in the relay.
Tamara Gleim won three gold and one silver medal at Provincials. Carrie Funk added a bronze medal as well in the pool.
The final two medals came in Bocce, where Artell Lentiuk and Danny Goebel both won bronze.
Among the other highlights was Angela Yuzik winning the Junior Coach/Volunteer Award and Jackie Powell wining the Community NCCP Coach Developer Award.