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.

Latest News

Important Messages
  • 2022 Summer Games Schedule - Friday, June 3 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Check in for athletes begins at Bragaw. Coaches and other volunteers will be onsite to assist athletes in getting their belongings into the dorm. Wake County will be staying in Lee Dorm. See a map of campus. Parking on Campus Everyone should enter from Western Blvd. via …
  • Is Practice Cancelled? - NO! Practice will be held as scheduled on our team calendar. See you there. If there is a chance of thunderstorms, check your email and this page for updates on practice. Last Updated: 8:27am 05-03-2022
  • 2022 Swim Season Info - Here is the information about the 2022 Season. All practices will be held a Pullen Aquatic Center Clinics: Saturday. (10am-12pm) – 3 lanes (January 22nd – February 12th) – First session will be from 10-11 and second session will be from 11-12pm. The clinics will be first come first serve. January 22nd – Breaststroke January …
  • SONC Fit 5 Challenge, Fitness and Nutrition Resource - Below is information about the SONC Fit 5 Challenge that is currently going on. You can find exercises and the tracker below. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Tracker – Keep track of the number of your nutrition, hydration and exercise Fit 5 Cards and Videos – Some exercises you can do …
  • Whistle Starts - Please have all athletes review this information: https://raleighracers.org/whistle-starts/
General Information
  • 2022 Swim Season Info - Here is the information about the 2022 Season. All practices will be held a Pullen Aquatic Center Clinics: Saturday. (10am-12pm) – 3 lanes (January 22nd – February 12th) – First session will be from 10-11 and second session will be from 11-12pm. The clinics will be first come first serve. January 22nd – Breaststroke January …
  • 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 …
Updates
  • 2022 Summer Games Schedule - Friday, June 3 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Check in for athletes begins at Bragaw. Coaches and other volunteers will be onsite to assist athletes in getting their belongings into the dorm. Wake County will be staying in Lee Dorm. See a map of campus. Parking on Campus Everyone should enter from Western Blvd. via …

Calendar

Wake Medals

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