September 13, 2012 | North America: Virginia

We are HERE!!

By Nancy Julia

I'm in San Juan, Puerto Rico this week with my Special Olympics Open Water swim team. We're having a blast and the parents are thrilled with the whole thing. None have been involved in anything of this level, so they are almost overwhelmed with the ceremonies and interactions with athletes and coaches from around the world. There is nothing like it in any other sports activity. You truly can feel the love and caring even though in an hour they might be fierce competitors.

About Nancy Julia: I have been a coach for Special Olympics Virginia in Northern Virginia for many years.

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