Michele Carmichael

Special Olympics Swimming

Served as envoy

  • 2019  –  Malta
  • 2022  –  Belarus

Michele Carmichael had her very first experience with Special Olympics when she was only 13 years old and was asked to be a swimming volunteer. She has been involved ever since and chose her career as a Special Educator. She has been a certified Special Olympics coach in many sports since the 1980s and has volunteered in almost every aspect/role of Special Olympics.

Michele served as World Games coach and head coach five times and
attended 10 World Games. She started the first high school program for students with Intellectual Disabilities on a regular/mainstream campus in 1989. Michele retired from teaching after 38 years but continues to volunteer with Special Olympics, Unified Sports, and high school swimming and water polo programs.