Florida Scuba Divers Compete at Benefit for Special Olympics
Photos/text by SANDI FAHY
Matt Lowe, member of the U.S. National Swim Team (first row, far left), and Garrett Weber-Gale, gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (back row, far right), join members of the Clearwater Adaptive Swim Team for a photo at the 2010 Florida Scuba Olympics at the Long Center on March 27. The event featuring competition among teams representing Professional Association of Dive Operators (PADO) dive shops was a benefit for the Clearwater Adaptive Swim Team, which competes in the Special Olympics.
PADO dive shop teams from throughout the state join the procession around the Long Center Pool during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Florida Scuba Olympics on March 27. The certified divers participated in fun events, which included an underwater bicycle race, buddy tow, balloon lift and tethered buddy swim. Medals were awarded for first, second and third place.
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