Special Olympics Swim Team

Mentally and physically challenged swimmers of all ages and levels are invited to join the Special Olympics Area 4 Dolphins Swim Team.

Swim practices are held Mondays 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm and Fridays 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm at the Deer Path Branch of the Y.  The season runs from September through June. Swimmers have the opportunity to compete at the Area Meet, and based on their qualifications, can advance to the Sectional and State meets.

For those who cannot swim (or are still learning to swim) the Hunterdon County Y offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities. See Swim Lessons  for details.

Interested parties should contact Head Coach Aphrodite Fluke afluke@mac.com for information regarding the Special Olympics swim team. If you’re interested in volunteering with the program, please visit the Volunteer page.

Special Olympics

Hunterdon County Area 4 Swim Assessment – Special Olympics Tryouts

The Hunterdon County Y Special Olympics Dolphins Swim Team will be conducting a swim assessment on the first Monday of the month through Jan. 2019 at 4:45 pm for those who are interested in competition. Open Enrollment is on a tryout basis for swimmers ages 8 to adult with special needs.  Special Olympics swimming is a great physical and social experience for those of all ages.

Swimmers must be able to participate in a group and demonstrate the following:

  • Swim 2 lengths of the pool using one or more of the following strokes: breaststroke or freestyle (no doggie paddle); and,
  • Swim one length using an easy, resting backstroke; and,
  • Tread water for 1 minute.

After the tryout assessments, for those who qualify, families will be requested to fill out the Special Olympics New Jersey Participation Packet.  This is a requirement of Special Olympics of NJ. This must be completed before the swimmer begins swim practice.


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