Samantha Laurent was all smiles while competing in the 25-yard freestyle event at the Maine Special Olympics swim meet on April 10. Police officers from Lewiston and Auburn were on hand to award medals to winners.

Jordan Holmes, left, and Brady Lare, of Lewiston, cheer on Matthew Amero during his 25-yard freestyle race. Special Olympics Maine is a year-round athletic training and competition programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 3,800 Mainers participate in the program.