September 25th, 2012  admin

Cluny Farms resident triumphs at the Special Olympics

After returning from the Special Olympics in Puerto Rico on 17 September, Streak not only received a respectable fifth and fourth place in breaststroke, he’s also inspiring his fellow Cluny Farm residents to get in the water.

For the past two years Streak has been training at the Debbie Dolphins Swimming School in Midrand under the watchful eye of swimming instructor Estelle Barnard.

Barnard, who has opened her school’s doors free of charge to Cluny Farms said 11 of the pupils including Streak, had a mind shift since taking on the water, and that Streak proved all swimmers had an opportunity to be immortalised in the future.

“We are coaching the Cluny Farm swimmers to a high level,” said Barnard. This includes the swimmers being groomed to maintain their diets, exercise and love the water. The swimmers also train twice a week with Barnard and her daughter Cindy.

Streak added that his inclusion in the Special Olympics was a true honour, and he was proud to represent South Africa.

“It was a wonderful experience, and I had the opportunity to make friends with people from other countries,” said Streak. His success would hopefully see more Cluny Farm residents in the water, said Barnard.

Streak’s fellow swimmers agreed they were eager to continue their success, and many of them hoped to make the cut for next year’s Special Olympics.

Details: 082-628-2931 or debbiedolphins@gmail.com 

Taken from http://www.ward112.co.za/jasons-winning-streak/

Can also be viewed at : http://www.clunyfarm.co.za/cluny-farm-swimmer-represents-south-africa-at-special-olympics-in-puerto-rico/