Recently, over 20 KATY Aquatics swimmers and family members share their skills and friendship by volunteering at the Special Olympics Texas Aquatics Competition held at the Don Cook Natatorium.
Athletes are encouraged to give back to the community by working with an organization that has touched many local families. KATY volunteers worked as officials, timers, and athlete escorts at this past event and everyone enjoyed watching the opening ceremony and the Special Olympics athletes who were chosen to participate in the torch relay. Some team volunteers even had the privilege of awarding medals to the winners.
KATY swimmers had the opportunity to see excitement and pride among all the participating athletes as each of them competed with heart in their races. All of the KA families who volunteered enjoyed the privilege of working with the athletes and cheering them on during their events. It was a truly rewarding experience to give our time as a club to a great organization and see our young KATY swimmers and the Special Olympics athletes share a common bond through the sport of swimming. There are plans to have even a larger presence of KATY swimmers and their families participate in many future events hosted by Special Olympics Texas.