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Tupelo Special Olympic swim meet

About 55 athletes swam at the Tupelo Aquatic Center hoping to secure their spot for a bigger competition in Seattle later this summer.

Posted: Apr 28, 2018 10:42 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2018 9:06 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - About 55 athletes swam at the Tupelo Aquatic Center hoping to secure their spot for a bigger competition in Seattle later this summer.


Teams from Tupelo, Desoto County and Team Mississippi competed.

One of the swimmers, Jeff Strickland, felt it was a motivating experience.

“This is my first time actually doing a swim meet for the City of Tupelo. It’s a challenge and it gives people that are mentally challenged more than I am something to look forward to. I've enjoyed it the whole time and I am not stopping,. I’m back and they are not going to get rid of me again.”

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