Andrew Swindlehurst

Special Olympics Team BC 2020: Floor Hockey
Andrew Swindlehurst

Special Olympics BC Local:

Powell River


Powell River

When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?

I started in 2004. I got involved through my local Community Living organization. 

Will these be your first Special Olympics Canada Games? If not, which other National Games did you compete in, and in what sports?

No. I was at Quebec City in 2008 and Newfoundland in 2016 in the sport of floor hockey.

What were your results in the 2019 Special Olympics BC Winter Games? How did you feel about your performance?

We got a gold medal and I felt okay about my performance.  

What does it mean to you to be part of Special Olympics Team BC 2020?

Honour and a privilege. 

What is your goal for these National Games?

To win the gold medal. 

What does competing at National Games mean to you?

It's a good opportunity to meet more people and make new friends. 

What do you like most about the sport you will compete in at National Games?

That it is a team sport.  

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date?

Winning gold at the Provincial Games in Kamloops.  

What would you tell someone about Special Olympics to encourage them to get involved?

That you meet new people and make new friends.

What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Bowling, Club Fit, and floor hockey.

Please tell us a little bit more about yourself! What else would you like people to know about you?

In my spare time I like to play video games and watch movies. I am a hard worker at my job and in the sports I play.  

What is one word you would use to describe yourself? :)