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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Gulf Shores Starfish Swim Team Competed in the Alabama Special Olympic Summer Games

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Congratulations to the Gulf Shores Starfish Swim Team who competed in the Alabama Special Olympic Summer Games at Troy University last Friday and Saturday. There were over 1,000 athletes participating ranging in age from 8 to 67.


The Starfish are the only Special Olympic Swim Team in Baldwin County. The team competed in the following events: 

25 Meter Freestyle:

  • Gold Medal: Emily Evans and Jacob Hobbs

25 Meter Backstroke:

  • Gold Medal: Emily Evans and Jacob Hobbs

50 Meter Freestyle:

  • Gold Medal: Mary Johnston, Sissy Flanigan and Chad Phelps 
  • Silver Medal: Ryan Miller and Fred Johnston 
  • Bronze Medal: Molly Owens and Patrick Cronin 

50 Meter Backstroke

  • Gold Medal: Sissy Flanigan and Ryan Miller 
  • Silver Medal: Mary Johnston, Molly Owens, Fred Johnston and Patrick Cronin 

50 Meter Breaststroke

  • Silver Medal: Chad Phelps 

4X25 Freestyle Relay Team

  • Silver Medal: Sissy Flanigan, Fred Johnston, Chad Phelps and Molly Owens 
  • 4th Place: Patrick Cronin, Emily Evans, Mary Johnston and Ryan Miller


The Starfish meet every Saturday morning at the David L. Bodenhamer Center in Gulf Shores.  They are a 12 month swim program. For further information, please contact Judie Flanigan at 251-554-4889 or Sharon Brindle at 251-978-0295.


Pictured: 

First row: Sissy Flanigan, Molly Owens, Emily Evans, Ryan Miller, Jeanne Maples (Coach), Mary Johnston.
Second row: Sharon Brindle (Coach). Chad Phelps, Jacob Hobbs, Regina Coleman (Coach)
Third row: Patrick Cronin, Fred Johnston

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