About 18 months ago Inverclyde Unison Branch decided to provide four members of the Port Glasgow Otters (PGO) Swimming Club and one of the coaches with t-shirts, goodie bags and water bottles as well as sponsorship.
The Port Glasgow swimmers were part of the Scotland West Special Olympics team heading to participate in the Special Olympics in Sheffield in August 2017.
The four person team from was made up of three girls and one boy. All of the swimmers obtained medals with a combined haul of five Gold, two Silver and two Bronze medals between them with some personal best times also recorded.
The successful Otters team are pictured above, left to right, Aimee Hagan, Katie Boyle, Ross O’Donnell, Lindi Steele and Coach Andrew Hemphill.
The whole week was very demanding for the Otters as they had to get up at 6am and have breakfast before packing their bags for training or racing that day. They then returned from the swimming venue around 7.30pm to the campus for dinner then bed to be ready for the next days training or racing.
The Otters had a great experience and would like to thank Unison Inverclyde for their support.