The Healthy Athletes initiative is program designed to help Special Olympics athletes improve their overall health and fitness, leading to an enhanced sports experience and improved well-being.
During a Healthy Athletes event, Special Olympics athletes receive a variety of health screenings in a welcoming and fun environment.
HEALTHY ATHLETES DISCIPLINES
Since officially launching in 1997 as a Special Olympics program, Healthy Athletes has grown to provide EIGHT different health screenings with the goal to improve athletes’ ability to train and compete in Special Olympics. Hover over each discipline for more information!
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