About Us

The Raleigh Racers aquatics team is a competitive Special Olympics swim team representing Wake County. The team consists of approximately 30-40 athletes and 4-6 volunteer coaches.

2017 Raleigh Racers

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.  Meet the members of our team.

If you are interested in information about the team, contact Chris Underwood.

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Important Messages
General Information
  • 2020 Season Information - Take a look at the 2020 Raleigh Racers Swim Season information page. It contains information on the Clinics, Team Roster as well as swim meet information.
  • 2019 Summer Games Itinerary - Friday, May 31 Please be sure to enter campus from Western Blvd. on Friday afternoon for athlete drop-off.  Here is a campus map to help you navigate NC State. 2:30pm – Check in for athletes begins. Please drop off athletes in the parking lot off Sullivan Drive, similar to previous years (see campus map). Dorm assignments to …
  • Duke Swim Meet - The meet will be held Saturday, May 18th at Duke University Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion located at 326 Towerview Rd. Durham, NC 27708. Like in years past, athletes using Duke University facilities are required to sign a Duke Aquatics Waiver. The waiver can be signed electronically and a link to the waiver is provided below. Please …
  • Southeast U.S. Swimming Invitational - Below is information for the upcoming Southeast U.S. Swimming Invitational which will be held in Greensboro, NC on April 28 2019. All text that is underlined is a hyperlink to more information (e.g. forms, event list, maps, etc). Please note there will be a required trip permission form to travel with the team to Greensboro. …
  • 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Swim Invitational - The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Swim Invitational (formerly known as the Wake County Multi-State) will take place on Saturday March 16th at Optimist Pool in Raleigh. Lunch will be provided for the athletes. Swimmers will be awarded 1st-8th place ribbons which will be given to the coach and handed out at the next team practice. Please note that this …
  • What to Bring to a Swim Meet - Below is a list of items that may want to bring to a swim meet. Swimsuit – You can arrive with your swimsuit on so you don’t have to change Swim Cap – Bring a swim cap if you wear one Goggles – Do I need to say more? Flip-flops – If you want to wear shoes on …
  • Nutrition Class - Thanks to all the athletes and parents who participated in the Nutrition class tonight.  I hope everyone learned something and took home some good information that will help you in making the correct food and hydration choices.  It is very important as athletes that you give your body the fuel it needs so you can …
  • Text Message Registration - If you would like to register to recieve text messages regarding important information about the Raleigh Racers click on the link below and when prompted enter text to access the registration form. If you have any issues contact Chris Underwood Click Here for Registration Page


Wake Medals

This chart only shows a subset of the medals received by the team.  For a full list visit the Medals Tally Page.