Special Olympics Eastern Regional Swimming Competition 2020

Special Olympics East Herts hosted their 5th Spring SOGB Eastern Regional Swimming Competition at The Herts Sports Village in Hatfield on Saturday evening 7th March 2020.

Event organiser Janet Warrington said “we were so lucky that we were able to let this event go ahead.  It was one of the last regional competitions to be hosted before all competitions and training were cancelled until further notice because of COVID-19.

This particular competition attracts Special Olympics clubs from all over the UK (Basingstoke, Cheshire, Enfield, Hastings & Rother, Norfolk, Orpington, Peterborough, Plymouth, St. Albans, Wycombe as well as our own members who live in the East Herts and Borough of Broxbourne.  It was a special evening and I would have hated having to cancel or postpone it.”

With a total number of 116 athletes entering the completion, SO East Herts had fourteen members who brought home a total of seven Gold, four Silver, seven Bronze medals, five 4th place, one 6th place and two 7thplace ribbons and one MER Gold ribbon which is awarded to an athlete who has ‘smashed’ their personal best time.

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