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Swimming and Diving to Host Special Olympics Meet




April 12, 2013

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh swimming and diving team will host its ninth annual Special Olympics Meet at Trees Pool this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

With service being an extremely important part to the holistic experience of a student-athlete at Pitt, this event is the largest community service project the team participates in every year.

There are over 100 athletes from Pennsylvania participating on Saturday, making this year's event the highest number of athletes ever to compete in the meet.

"This meet gives our swimmers and divers an opportunity to work with kids who are not quite as gifted physically, but who have the hearts as big as the world," head coach Chuck Knoles said. "It's a very uplifting event in which to have our athletes involved. This is the longest running Special Olympics swim meet in Pennsylvania and we are proud to be a part of that!"