The Special Olympics Great Britain National Games Aquatics events held at Hengrove Leisure Park, Bristol Date: 29th August 2013 Photographer: Heidi Burton ABIPP Contact: Andrea Zapata-Nalsen, Special Olympics.  Special Olympics GB is a registered charity which is the largest provider of year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities (also known as learning disabilities).  Through the power of sport we transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.  ·      150 clubs across Scotland, England and Wales ·      8,000 athletes ·      Training in 26 sports ·      Providing a competitive pathway at local, regional, national and international level for all people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Great Britain is delighted to confirm that iconic swimwear brand Speedo will become an Official Supporter for the flagship 2017 Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield in August. 

Rob Hicking, Brand Director from Speedo, said: “Speedo is proud to support the Special Olympics and we look forward to seeing the great talent of the athletes as well as celebrating their success at the games.”

Held every four years, the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games is the country’s largest disability multi sports event in 2017.

The Games are for athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities. This National Summer Games is the tenth in the history of Special Olympics GB and will see around 2,600 athletes compete in 20 sports – including Swimming Judo, Table Tennis, Athletics, Badminton, Golf, Sailing, Gymnastics, Football and Tennis – across over a dozen Sheffield and South Yorkshire venues.