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Carl Alf

Athlete, Open Water Swimming

How long have you been involved with Special Olympics, and with which sports?
20 years - Track, Swimming, Open water swimming, Basketball, Soccer

How has Special Olympics changed your life?
I've met cool people and I've traveled with the open water swim team to new places - Miami, FL, Virginia Beach, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Nevis/St. Kitts, and the Cayman Islands.

What does attending Special Olympics USA Games mean to you?
It means I've worked hard. I look forward to meeting new people.

How are you preparing for the USA games?
I swim with the Wave One group at National Harbor, MD from May to September. I go to the gym and work out at home with my brother. I practice pool swimming with my Special Olympics team and at the gym.