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Competing at the 2017 Special Olympics Saskatchewan Summer Games in Moose Jaw over the weekend, the Swift Current athletes showcased their talents bringing home 39 medals.

The Swift Current athletes competed in three different events: 5-Pin Bowling, Swimming and Bocce Ball.

In bowling, a total of 7 medals were won by Swift Current locals.

Val Laturnus and Dwight Larter claimed gold, Aaron Matthews won silver and Chelzee Proctor, Malcolm Goebel and Doug Radicki all came home with a bronze medal.

The mixed team of Malcom Goebel, Dwight Larter, Anthony Robins, Val Laturnus, Wendy Miller also won gold in the team event.

In the pool, Swift Current had plenty of success racking up 29 medals.

The full breakdown of swimming medals among Swift Current athletes is as follows:

Katie Durant: 5 Gold, 1 silver, gold in relay

Tyler Servant: 2 gold, 2 bronze, gold in relay

David Philip: 1 gold, 1 silver, bronze in relay

Harold Robinson: 3 gold, 1 bronze, bronze in relay

Jenae Ruetz: 3 gold, 1 silver, silver in relay

Tamara Gleim: 3 gold, 1 silver

Carrie Funk: 1 bronze

A pair of Swift Current athletes are bringing back bronze medals in Bocce Ball as well.

Both Artell Lentiuk and Danny Goebel placed third in their respective divisions to reach the podium.

In addition to the athletes success, two local volunteers also received recognition. 
 
Angela Yuzik won the Junior Coach/Volunteer Award and Jackie Powell won the Community NCCP Coach Developer Award. 

A total of 258 athletes from 18 communities competed at the games in Moose Jaw.

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