First-time swimmer takes home the Bronze at Bridgewater State Qualifier

Written by: Amanda Church “Take YOUR Mark.” Splash! First-time Living Independently Forever (LIFE) Special Olympics athlete swimmer Matt Oremland did just that as he competed in his first Special Olympics Swimming Qualifier at Bridgewater State University. Matt not only swam at the qualifier; but competed in the 50-yard backstroke for the first time. While a new sport might seem intimidating to some, Matt has never been one to shy away from his fears. Matt has overcome some obstacles in his life. One of Matt’s biggest obstacles is that he has a fear of heights; but Matt overcame this obstacle…

Author: Ali Phaneuf

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