Special Olympics World Games. Athlete HQ: Amanda Church

Amanda Church is a swimmer from Easton, MA, currently living on Cape Cod.










World Games Highlights/Results:

Before World Games even started, Amanda wrote a feature column in ESPN The Magazine! Click here for the article.

Here is an article from the Cape Cod Times written about Amanda and Michael Shapiro before they left for LA: Click here for the Article.

200 M Breaststroke: SILVER

4 by 50 M Relay: BRONZE

100 M Breaststroke: 5th

100 M Freestyle: 8th

Amanda swam A LOT all week and kept bringning it! While she did excellent in her preliminary races and throughout the week, she earned her best finishes about an hour apart from one another on the last day; a Silver in the 200-meter breaststroke and a Bronze to close out the Games in the 4 x 50. Just an incredible effort by an incredible young lady. Amanda: YOU ROCK!

Here is video of Amanda swimming a preliminary round in the 100-meter freestyle (white cap, lane 5):

Here is an interview with Amanda and her teammate Brandon Wood:

Amanda and her teammates had a chance to meet swimming legend Michael Phelps (Amanda in white shirt kneeling):

Phelps w/ Special Olympics USA

Can you tell Amanda’s family is proud of her?










Amanda (Left) and her teammate Jenny Harrington:



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