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Butte Special Olympians swim to medals

Butte Special Olympians swim to medals
Butte-Silver Bow Special Olympic swimmers and their coaches pose for a photo with Miss Montana Danielle Wineman and an unidentified police officer and highway patrol trooper. (Courtesy photo)

MISSOULA — The Butte-Silver Bow Special Olympic swimmers had a good day Thursday at the State Summer Games.

The athletes who competed in the pool for the BSB Developmental team are Heather Raymond, Ruschelle Tyvand, Candi Morrison, Eric Cleverly, Pam Cloonen and Tavia Bundy. They all won medals, ranging from gold to bronze. Each took home two medals.

Team coaches are Teri Colbert and Eddi Walker.

On Wednesday, the BSB teams, which included coaches, placed second, third and fourth in the triathlon.

Ruschelle Tyvand, Zach and Jerry LeProwse placed, second; Thad Powell, Stacie Mena and Eddie Walker took third; and Collin Stearns, Lisa Johnson and Teri Colbert placed fourth.

“It’s so rewarding,” Walker said of attending the three-day event. “It should be illegal to have that much fun.”

Triathlon competitors and coaches pose with Miss Montana Danielle Wineman. (Courtesy photo)

Triathlon competitors and coaches pose with Miss Montana Danielle Wineman. (Courtesy photo)



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