Two Swift Current residents are packing up and getting ready to leave for Germany next month, where they'll represent the country at a world competition. 

Tyler Servant will be swimming on Team Canada this year at the World Special Olympics, with Jackie Powell joining him as head coach.

Powell said the opportunity is a great honour for both of them.

"We've been working really hard to prepare for what is a competition, but it's obviously an international competition, and this is a first one for Tyler," she said. "So there's lots of excitement, there's a little bit of nerves--not knowing who you're going to be competing against, and [being in] a foreign country. It's a whole bunch of different emotions."

The pair will be leaving Saskatchewan on the 10 of next month to meet up with the rest of Canada's team members, and then boarding for Germany on June 11.

While Servant will be competing in the Olympics, he'll also have the chance to explore a country he's never been to before. 

"We're going to be able to do some sightseeing prior to the game starting," Powell added. "It's going to be a lot of different things, taking part in different cultural events, and obviously sporting events, and hopefully we'll be able to go cheer on some other Team Canada events while we're there as well."

Folks can keep up with Servant and Powell's exciting journey through the Special Olympics Canada social media pages.