Special Olympians finish strong in spring swimPublished 11:20am Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Athletes from the Fergus Falls Special Olympics swim team represented the area well this past weekend placing in several aquatic events at the Special Olympics Spring Games held at the University of St. Thomas.
In its inaugural season, the team of five individuals and five coaches saw plenty of success in the pool on Saturday and Sunday.
In the 25 meter freestyle event, Sam Adelsman swam to an eighth-place finish.
Kristen Beske earned a second-place finish in the 100 meter backstroke and also a fifth-place finish in the 50 meter freestyle.
Teammate Amy Clark took home seventh place in the 25 meter freestyle.
Mark Hintgen set the pace in the 100 meter backstroke, taking first in the event. He also finished the 100 meter freestyle in fourth place.
Amie Kerr also swam her way to a top finish. She took first in the 25 meter butterfly. She also took fourth-place in the 100 meter breaststroke.
Clark, Hintgen, Beske and Kerr also swam as a team in the relay event. The group of four swam to a seventh-place finish.