Region D Swimming – Park and Agency Divisions

What Is Swimming?

Swimming, which is considered a lifetime activity, is appropriate for a range of ages and abilities. Competition events are based on a variety of strokes.

As in all Special Olympics Illinois sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in swimming compete locally in a region qualifier. Gold medal winners from the regions are then eligible to advance to the state championship held at Summer Games in Normal in June.

Swimming Events Offered in Illinois

  • Backstroke – 25-, 50- and 100-meter
  • Breaststroke – 25-, 50-, and 100-meter
  • Butterfly – 25-, 50- and 100-meter
  • Freestyle – 25-, 50-, 100-, 200- and 40-meter
  • Individual Medley – 100-meter (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle)
  • Relays – 4X25-meter, 4X50-meter, 4X100-meter freestyle, 4X25-meter medley (backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle

Competition Information

Chicago Parks and Agencies swimming competition.

Facility Information

Pool area for athletes, coaches and volunteers. Locker room and bathrooms available. Street Parking.

Event Details

  • Volunteer check in: 8:30 AM
  • Agency/team check in: 9:30AM – 10:00 AM
  • Competition begins: 10:00 AM
  • Awards: Immediately following competition
  • Competition ends: Around 2:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio. Registered volunteers will be provided lunch as well.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state championship competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  


Mar 30 2024


8:00 am - 2:00 pm




McGuane Park 2901 S. Poplar Ave. Chicago, IL 60608


Caitlin Tipre

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Brenden Cannon
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