Taylor Mitchell

Special Olympics Team BC 2020: Alpine Skiing
Taylor Mitchell

Special Olympics BC Local:

Whistler Valley.



When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics?

2016 - through the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program. 

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

Yes, these will be my first National Games. 

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

I finished second in the slalom, second in giant slalom, and second in the super G. I was very happy and proud!

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

I feel really proud that I qualified to be a member of Team BC 2020.

What is your goal for these National Games?

Have fun! Get gold! Qualify to go to the Worlds and represent Canada!

What does competing at National Games mean to you?

To enjoy the experience and do my best.

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

I love skiing and going fast. 

What is your favourite Special Olympics experience to date? 

When I came in second and got silver medals in all my races at Provincials this year.

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

It's fun. You get to meet lots of great people and coaches who help you do well in your sport and you get to travel and ski different mountains.  

What other Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

I used to participate in swimming.

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

Sometimes I'm a little shy at first but I really enjoy meeting people and making new friends.  I like being active with all the WASP (Whistler Adaptive Sports Program) activities in winter and in summer. I really enjoy working at the Whistler Golf Course driving range in the summer & skate hosting at the Olympic plaza ice rink in the winter. I love hockey and the Canucks. I'm a really good guy! :)

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