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The Big Swim Challenge – 4th December 2016

Our National Games Swimmers will be doing a sponsored swim on Sunday 4th December 2016 in order to raise funds for their entry fees into next years National Games held in Sheffield. Please come along and give your support to our talented squad. This will be held at the Mount School between 11.30am and 1.30pm.

The Special Olympics Great Britain’s  National Summer Games is the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities of 2017.

As our flagship event, it is held every 4 years and represents a huge opportunity to showcase the abilities of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to compete at a national level, experience the personal achievement this brings, as well as enable them to make friends, travel and socialise.

Our 10th National Summer Games will take place in the city of Sheffield across a number of sporting venues between 7-12 August 2017.  

  • Around 2,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities of all ages and abilities will come together from across the
  • country to compete in 19 sports.
  • Athletes will be supported over 4 days of competition by 800 coaches, 750 volunteers, 150 officialsand over
  • 5,000 family and friends.

A spectacular Olympic-style Opening Ceremony to kick-off the event at Sheffield United FC.


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We are made up of local athletes with learning disabilities, parents of athletes, and other volunteers who all want to make a difference.

We are primarily responsible for organising, promoting and running regular training sessions and supporting young people and adults with learning disabilities. This enables them to compete at their level in local, regional and national competitions.

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