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Special Olympians compete at state meet

Bemidji swimmers competed in the Special Olympics State Summer Games at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, June 22-23. Pictured in the front row (from left) are Renee Miller, Becky Pukal, Parker Bruns and Shawn Kiefer. In the second row are Melanie Toftum, assistant coach Mindy Donat and David Wangberg. In the third row are assistant coach Carrie Jacobson, Carly Gunvalson, David Bohlman and Suzie Takle. In the back row are Neil Goltz and Gail Platt, and assistant coaches Mark Tindall and Garrett Edelman. The team's coaches are Sylvia Fossen and Jodi Sandmeyer (not pictured). (Submitted photo)