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By Halle Kowalewski

Superhero Swimmer Nikki Jones takes on Seattle Special Olympics


Last updated 7/18/2018 at 11:15pm

Kelly Ortiz

Nikki Jones won both a gold and silver medal for her swimming trials in the 2018 USA Special Olympics.

Special Olympic swimmer Nikki Jones is a force to be reckoned with.

Earlier this year, 19-year-old Jones was selected to be a United Airlines ambassador for the 2018 USA Special Olympics. In an official partnership with United Airlines, eight athletes were chosen to take part in an extensive ad campaign, which spanned from Los Angeles billboards to posters that could be seen in every major airport across the country.

The posters, which promised to "help superheroes fly," showed these eight outstanding athletes as the heroes that they are. Jones was transformed into "Lane Lightning," a swimm...

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