Ryan Roznowsky – Athlete

Ryan Roznowsky was one of the key contributors to the success of Special Olympics in Prince Albert through the late 1990s and early 2000s. Although a multiple sport Special Olympian (Bowling, Floor Hockey, Golf, Softball, Snowshoe, Track & Field), he is recognized for his incredible accomplishments in Special Olympics Swimming.

Ryan was a competitor for Prince Albert Special Olympics from 1985-2006 when his family moved to Grande Prairie, Alberta where he continued to compete with added success. At Saskatchewan Provincial Special O swimming championships, Roznowsky garnered 16 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at Provincial and Summer Games competitions. This included 3 gold at the 1997 Summer Games hosted in PA.

Prince Albert hosted the 2002 Canadian Special Olympic Summer Games where Roznowsky was one of the most decorated athletes winning 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze leading him to be named the 900 CKBI Kinsmen Athlete of the Year. All tolled he has won 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medallions at Canadian Championships for Special Olympians or Swimmers with a Disability.

After moving to Grande Prairie, Roznowsky continued to dominate the waters in Alberta, with 6 gold, 3 silver and a bronze in 2 Special O Summer Games competitions. He also swam for Canada internationally at meets in Albufeira, Portugal; Taipei, Taiwan; Loano, Itay and Morelia, Mexico, winning 4 gold, 6 silver and a bronze against the best from around the world.

With a career spanning almost 20 years, Ryan Roznowsky has put Prince Albert on the map for Special Olympics competition, particularly swimming.