Erika Fairbanks

District:Eastern Ontario
Community:Brockville and Area
Sport:Swimming
Team:Brockville Lightning Swim
What other sports do you participate in?Track and Field, Golf, Softball
Will these be your first Provincial Games?Yes
Best Special Olympics Memory:This year in Special Olympics Track and Field, I normally do longer distance races like the 3000m. However, I chose to try shorter distances, specifically the 200m and the 800m. I did very well in these races and found out that they are more suited for my style of running and will continue to do these races.
Hobbies and Activities:My hobbies other than Special Olympics sports are: drawing, painting, reading, and writing poetry or short stories. I am also interested in learning about the new and upcoming technologies for computers.
Message to Sponsors:Five years ago I could not swim. Through both Special Olympics swimming and YMCA training I have been given the opportunity to swim at the 2020 provincial games. Without the support from everyone across the country, I would not have been able to have the amazing experience that Special Olympics has given me and so many others. I will do my best at the competition and will continue to support and spread the awareness for Special Olympics.