The Enumclaw Bluefins Special Olympics squad capped their 2019 season by celebrating with a pool party. Contributed photo

The Enumclaw Bluefins Special Olympics squad capped their 2019 season by celebrating with a pool party. Contributed photo

Enumclaw Bluefins celebrate 2019 season with pool party

This year saw 28 athletes on the team.

The Enumclaw Bluefins Special Olympics swim team finished their 2019 season with a pool party hosted by the city.

The team had 28 athletes participating, some beginners learning to swim while other, more advanced swimmers, practiced and improved their technique.

After hosting Auburn May 11 for a meet, the program gather May 25 to celebrate athletes with medals and show appreciation for the many volunteer coaches who took time every Saturday to make the program possible.

Participating athletes included Addy Kuraspediani, Layne Badgley, Mason Bennatts Miller, Peyton Burleson, Matthew Chamberlan, Logan Henry, Andrew Kirschbaum, Logan Gritter, Jillian DePoppe, Maeson Harper, Kyle Kennedy, Tessa Lukasiak, Christine Meyers, Troy Miller, Jennifer Miller, Hollis Montgomery, Javohnte Munroe, Aubrie Murphy, Gavin Riffle, Jake Rogh, Jonathen Smart, Owen Suhoversnik, Declan Wells, Mary Weymiller, Jesse Whitehouse, Ian Willis, Zeth Grover and Shardonea Walker.

Youth volunteers are Riley Pilato, Ethan Blanco, Noah Harkness, Gus Heigaard, Oliver Heigaard and Anna Bogh.

Adult volunteers are Sara Kirschbaum, registrar; and coaches Tamarah Knapp-Hancock, David Hancock, Scott Newman, Jenny Gosnell, Lee Gosnell, Gracelyn Granstrom, Colleen Ruggenberg, Matthew Bittner, Elise Skovmand, Amy McHugh, Jody Emerson, Adam Roth, Kim DePoppe and Jenelle Murphy.

The Enumclaw Special Olympics coordinator is Bonnie Kennedy and head coaches are Kathy Metzler and Lisa McHugh.

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