POW Hits the West Coast

POW (Pool Open Water) is sweeping across America as swimmers and triathletes start to gear up for the summer open water swimming and triathlon season. Among Special Olympics athletes, Karen Pratz of the Ocean City Recreation Department at the Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center in New Jersey started POW workouts earlier this year. Now, POW has spread to the West Coast under the leadership of Christine Wilson, Director of Special Events, Special Olympics Northern California. “Yesterday, we held a Pool Open Water swim at the Special Olympics practice in Marin County. I worked with a...

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A Very Special POW Workout

Karen Pratz of the Ocean City Recreation Department at the Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center in New Jersey runs a fantastic Special Olympics swimming program with the Stingrays. To the best of our knowledge, Karen had the first Pool Open Water (POW) workout for Special Olympics athletes with the Stingrays yesterday. “We had an awesome time with the POW workouts,” said Bruckner Chase of the Ocean City Swim Club who donated the turn buoys for the workout. “The athletes really did well and enjoyed themselves.” The workout consisted of a warm-up with left-shoulder...

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