OLS Bellevue College Student Wins Three Medals at Special Olympics Swim Competition

OLS Bellevue College student proudly wears his three Special Olympics medals for swimming events.

Please join us in congratulating Occupational & Life Skills Bellevue College student Calvin for earning three medals in the Special Olympics NW Swim Regional Competition.

Calvin has been swimming competitively for a long time and has participated in about twelve events in total. On April 23, Calvin competed in the Special Olympics NW Regional Swim Competition.

Calvin worked hard both in and out of the pool leading up to the event. “I prepared by swimming on Fridays, doing ab work twice a week, and weightlifting and the tape two to three times a week,” he says.

His hard work certainly paid off. He earned a silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle, a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle, and a bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke events. “I was proud of myself,” he says. “I was strong enough to win first place – the gold medal.” Calvin says his favorite moment was winning gold during the 100m freestyle race.

Congratulations, Calvin! What an amazing accomplishment.

About Occupational & Life Skills Bellevue College

Occupational & Life Skills Bellevue College (OLSBC) is an associate degree program for students with learning disabilities. In our uniquely supportive skills-based program, students apply academic knowledge through community activities, service learning and social experiences. Students identify a career pathway, gain marketable, workplace-ready competencies, develop better interpersonal skills and complete an internship in alignment with their career goals.

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Last Updated May 11, 2023