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Danny Caroccio of Copiague celebrates as he pulls (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Danny Caroccio of Copiague celebrates as he pulls ahead during his leg of the canoe races organized by the Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome. The non-profit held its annual canoe race Tuesday at the Baldwin Boat Basin, featuring 35 adults who participate in ACDS programs. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Special-needs canoe race in Baldwin

The Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome held its annual canoe race Tuesday at the Baldwin Boat Basin, featuring 35 adults who participate in ACDS programs.

The Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

The Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome held its annual canoe race Tuesday at the Baldwin Boat Basin, featuring 35 adults who participate in ACDS programs. (August 14, 2012)

The Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

The Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome held its annual canoe race Tuesday at the Baldwin Boat Basin, featuring 35 adults who participate in ACDS programs. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Tania LaTerza, 39, of Wantagh, with help from
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Tania LaTerza, 39, of Wantagh, with help from volunteer Roman Aksnes, 52, of Freeport, paddles ahead during a leg of the canoe races organized by the Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome Tuesday. The non-profit held this year's annual canoe race at the Baldwin Boat Basin, featuring 35 adults who participate in ACDS programs. (August 14, 2012)

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From left, Katie McGuire, 20, of Massapequa, paddles
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

From left, Katie McGuire, 20, of Massapequa, paddles ahead with help from volunteer Glenn Butterfield, 42, of Freeport, during a leg of the canoe races organized by the Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome Tuesday. The non-profit held this year's annual canoe race at the Baldwin Boat Basin, featuring 35 adults who participate in ACDS programs. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Despina Giamadakis, 33, of Wantagh, paddles ahead during
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Despina Giamadakis, 33, of Wantagh, paddles ahead during a leg of the canoe races organized by the Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome Tuesday. The non-profit held this year's annual canoe race at the Baldwin Boat Basin, featuring 35 adults who participate in ACDS programs. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Danny Caroccio of Copiague celebrates as he pulls
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Danny Caroccio of Copiague celebrates as he pulls ahead during his leg of the canoe races organized by the Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome. The non-profit held its annual canoe race Tuesday at the Baldwin Boat Basin, featuring 35 adults who participate in ACDS programs. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Athletes prepare to enter the water at the
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Athletes prepare to enter the water at the Plainview-based Association for Children with Down Syndrome's annual canoe race Tuesday at the Baldwin Boat Basin, featuring 35 adults who participate in ACDS programs. (Aug. 14, 2012)

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