Meet Pascal Latham who is a 20 year old female Cornwall College, St Austell student.
Pascal got introduced to swimming through the LD Active Kernow programme and has become a regular SOC swimmer, recently attending 2 competitions for SOC winning medals at both events.
Pascal also now swims regularly with Newquay Surf Life Saving club and attended the National Summer Games in 2017 in Sheffield as a swimmer.
Pascal also likes to play Badminton with her friends.
Pascal's mum says about Special Olympics Cornwall: "Pascal had struggled finding a suitable competitive pathway, Special Olympics has given her this, it is well suited for her needs and allows for compassion. Pascal also enjoys being part of a social club and has made new friends who see her for her abilities"
Social impact - Pascal is more outgoing and confident now. Pascal attends a weekly social event at Truro College where she feels a lot happier because other Special Olympics athletes also attend.