Swimming, along with being one of the most popular sports in the world, is a lifelong skill. This sport covers a range of events, from short sprints to longer distances and relays. 

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics Minnesota based on ability level and age to give them a competitive experience.

This sport offers a Unified option. This gives individuals both with and without intellectual disabilities a chance to compete on the same team.


15, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 400 meter freestyle
25, 50, 100 and 200 meter backstroke
25, 50, 100 and 200 meter breaststroke
25, 50 and 100 meter butterfly
100 meter individual medley
15, 25 and 50 meter flotation
15, 25, and 50 meter assisted swim
4 x 25 and 4 x 50 freestyle relay
4 x 25 and 4 x 50 Unified freestyle relay

Competition Season

Swimming competitions run April through June.

2024 Summer Games Event Breakdown

Saturday, June 15: 50M Free, 25M Free, 25M Back, and all relays.

Sunday, June 16: All other events.

Become a Coach!

All coaches who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified. Level 1 certified coaches can coach any sport.