Our CFS residents never fail to make a positive splash wherever they go! And that’s exactly what our Cary residents, Kristopher and Jack, did at the JoAnn Young Swim Meet on July 15 at the Hillside Swim Club on Staten Island. Both these extraordinary individuals not only competed against some of the best special needs athletes from all over Staten Island, but also won medals at the competition!
Supporting our exemplary athletes at the meet was Adedeji (also known as George), a dedicated and committed Direct Support Professional (DSP) with CFS who played a critical role in uplifting and cheering on our participants as they dove in and made their waves!
Established in 1995 by Dr. Robert Griswold, the Invitational Swim Meet is named after JoAnn Young, a Special Olympics coach and volunteer who died from breast cancer in 2006.
Jack, who at one point was terrified of getting into the water, placed third at the competition and is already gearing up to perform again next year!
“Although I placed 3rd in the competition, it was a wonderful experience, and I look forward to coming back,” Jack said.
Kris also exuded confidence after their powerful performance, stating, “I am great at swimming and had a lot of fun at the swim meet!”
We thank the members of Hillside Swim Club for hosting this special sports event every year, and extend our heartiest congratulations once again to Kristopher and Jack for their outstanding performances at the JoAnn Young Swim Meet.
Their achievements inspire us all, always, and we look forward to seeing them perform again next year!