Autistic boy, 9, disqualified from Special Olympics swimming final 'for going TOO fast'
By Mary Ann
November 28, 2016 4:09pm CST
i had to really google swimming and really need to make sure that i understood the basic rules in joining a swimming competition. obviously it is a sport. a RELAY that involves butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley in the water. Relay-- does it also involves SPEED?! how unfortunate for an Autistic boy that these officials just decided that he is disqualified for being TOO FAST!?! these adults is making the 9 year old feel that it is WRONG to be FAST- TOO FAST. his Mum said that her son is very Competitive. He Loves swimming. (maybe) one of the very few things that he loves to do and which i believe that he does really well with is the only thing that cause him disappointment and upsets him. i feel really sad for him. Link: https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/33349795/boy-with-autism-disqualified-from-competition-for-swimming-too-fast/
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28 Nov 16
@therealmaryyy He broke a rule, a silly rule I may say. More or less the article says: You can't cheat by swimming at a slower pace during the heating sessions in order to be placed in a lower division during the qualifications. The officials think this was one of those cases. Then the article continues. Rory swam 15.8% faster than his heat but someone please explain to me how a nine-year-old child would think of doing that or being that calculating. And I do agree with it.