Last weekend the Down Syndrome Swimming Federation held the European Championships at the Quays Swimming and Diving Complex Southampton on the 10/11th May.
Over 150 Down Syndrome athletes took part from 8 different countries including Spain .Only 4 of the 12 Spanish swimmers could attend the Championships, they were Nacho from Elda, Loli from Murcia and Adam and Lucy from Orihuela Costa. The competition produced 1 World record and 7 European records with 78 swimmers making qualifying times for the World Championships in November in Mexico.
Brother and sister Adam and Lucy Stewart had a very successful weekend with 9 medals and a placed ribbon between them. Adam picked up 4 gold 2 silver and 1 bronze as well as now holding the new European record for the 800 meters freestyle with a time of 13:04:88. Adam claimed personal bests in all his 7 races.
Lucy developed a gastric virus the night before the competition but was determined to swim and in doing so won 2 gold medals and a placed ribbon again with personal bests.
Monday afternoon saw them back in the pool training for the “1st Masters Murcia Open Competition” on Saturday 24 May folloowed by Adam and Lucy with the Masters Team in the Valencian Summer Regional Autonomico Competition held in the 50m home pool, Torrevieja on the 31st May and 1st June.
Adam and Lucy would like to thank Juanma ( the best coach in the world) for his hard work, Club Natacion Torrevieja Masters Team for their encouragement and Paula and Yuli for the gym workouts.
Our thanks also go to Pretty Neat and Stevie the barber for their long term support.
For more information regarding Torrevieja Swimming Club please contact Rosa – 665454126, President Felipe on 609418776 or Vicki 669637015 or by e-mail on email@example.com
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