ESPN To Feature Andrew Smiley

ESPN To Feature Andrew Smiley

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

ESPN, the American sports broadcasting powerhouse owned by Disney, is going to feature open water swimming sensation Andrew Smiley as part of its coverage of the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

The 25-year-old from the Cayman Islands previously won the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Award and the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games 1.5 km open water swim in the Bay of Marathon in the Aegean Sea in Greece.

Special Olympics CEO and Chairman Tim Shriver said, “Far too often, our athletes, athletes with intellectual disabilities, are viewed for what they can’t do. But Andrew is showing the world what he can do and we congratulate his effort for being selected as the Greatest Open Water Swim of 2009. Andrew’s performance in the RCP Tiburon Mile is just one example of how Special Olympics athletes are accomplishing great things that many just dream to achieve.”

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