North Infante wins two races at Special Olympics national games

North Infante wins two races at Special Olympics national games



SEATTLE  — Westerly’s North Infante finished first in two swimming events at the Special Olympics USA Games at the University of Washington.

Infante, who graduated from Westerly High last month, finished first in the Division 3, 400 freestyle (4:58.43) and the Division I, 800 freestyle (10:22.05).

He also earned a silver medal for a second-place finish in the Division 3 200 individual medley (2:34.74). Infante swam a leg on the 4x25 Division 4 freestyle relay that placed third (1:18.39).

Infante competed in divisions with the most stringent qualifying standards for all of his races.

Infante was one of four Rhode Island swimmers selected to swim in the nationals.

Infante started swimming with the Ocean Community YMCA Dolphins team five years ago and the Westerly High team three years ago. He is also on the South County Sting Rays, his Special Olympics team coached by Jeff Dimillio.

This season he won the 200 IM five times in league meets and the 500 freestyle four times for the Westerly High team. He was on the 400 freestyle relay team that finished fourth at the Division I meet and ninth at the state meet.

— Keith Kimberlin

 


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