Beaufort’s Special Olympics swim team, the Carolina Hammerhead Sharks, captured 16 medals at the regional competition in Charleston this past Sunday. Claudia Davis and Jason Deschamps each won three gold medals competing in backstroke and freestyle. Shawn McEvoy won two golds and a silver medal in freestyle and breast stroke. Sean Agatep won two golds and a bronze medal in breast stroke and freestyle. Also Maurice Montgomery and Jim O’Leary each won a gold and silver medal in freestyle. Joy Thompson competed in freestyle and won a ribbon for her efforts. The South Carolina State swim meet is May 2, 2015 at Fort Jackson in Columbia as part of the State Summer Olympics games. The team practices year round at the YMCA in Port Royal.
Above: Beaufort’s Brandon Williams, right, clears the way for Amariee Morris during