Swimmers with disabilities are receiving recognition for their hard work after a week of swim camp.
The Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana hosted the camp for people of all ages, and the week concluded with an awards ceremony on Friday.
Organizers say they wanted to teach the campers about water safety while encouraging them to be confident in their abilities.
“They get here; they’e very scared, don’t even want to get in the water, but at the second day, third day, fourth day, they’re in the water, ready to do what they’re instructed to do. And, in the final days, some of them are independently swimming,” said, President of DSAA Trisha Darbonne.