National swim meet in Adeje

Adeje is hosting the Spanish Club Adapted Swimming Championship, Fundación Disa, this weekend: Points will be relevant for the Worlds in London

This weekend Adeje will host the 2019 Spanish championships for Adapted Swimming Clubs, Fundación DISA At a press release to announce details, José Luis Guadalupe, representing the FEDDI, the Spanish federation for sports for persons with intellectual challenges, said the competition would take place on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th in Tenerife Top Training T3, Costa
Adeje. He said, “This is a very important meet as it is the last chance athletes have to earn points to qualify for the world championships in London and the Tokyo Olympics”.

Sara Mateos, Fundación DISA director was also present, and said that “adapted sports were an important tool in working towards inclusion”, and Adeje’s sport’s co-ordinator Pablo Caneiro, said that “local institutions need to be facilitators for the development of these kinds of events, sports that the general public might not generally otherwise be made aware off.”

Ricardo Yébenes, B-Swim, event organiser, spoke of the “transformative social work that can be done through sport”. He added that one element that stood out in the organisation of this event was “the perfect synchronisation between the organisation and other entities involved”. Virgilio Febles, from local club Midayu, said he was delighted to see this kind of competition in Tenerife and referred to the on-going fight to bring entities and businesses on board, “and we are proud to have been successful here”, in that regard. He also thanked all the swimmers who had “travelled form all corners of the country, as without them this competition wouldn’t be possible.

Finally, Gregor Zielhardt, director of Tenerife Top Training, said it was a huge honour to be hosting the event. He said that one of the T3’s strong points was swim training. “Every year we have top swim teams from all over Europe including adapted swimmers”.

232 swimmers from 66 clubs will be taking part. The competition is organised and designed to give all the swimmers equality of challenge in competition to guarantee the equity of results. Many of those taking part will be looking for points to help them qualify for the next World Adapted Swimming championships in London.

 

 

Join us in the ‘swim for life’

 


This Saturday, September 16th, the Swim for Life is taking place at T3, Tenerife Top Training. This is the fourth year the event is taking place as part of the overall ‘Walk for Life’ movement which has grown every year and now sees thousands of women and men taking part in a selection of breast cancer awareness raising activities.

Participants in the Swim for Life must be over 14 years of age and people will be asked for a donation of €10 to take part in the event – full registration details www.carreraporlavida.com. All the monies raised go towards the Walk for Life foundation.

The day begins at 10.30am with warm up events in the pool, At 11.30 there will be an Agua Gym session and in parallel water games and diving experiences for those interested.

All participants will be presented with a pink swimming cap and the morning will finish with a special lunch for all, prepared by chef Mario López,
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Get ready to swim for life

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Next Saturday, September 17th, a pink wave will take over Tenerife Top Training, T3, in Adeje with the annual Swim for Life taking place.

Once more the beneficiaries of this charity event will be the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC), Amate, cancer research and the Pink Room help centre situated in Adeje. This is the third year the swim is taking place, and is held under the general Walk for Life banner, a cancer walk that takes place in South Tenerife every December.

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Swimmers must be over 12 years of age, and have until September 12th to register at nadoporlavida@gmail.com to take part on the official competitive races (25m, 50m and 100m, different strokes) event. More information on donating and taking part is on http://www.migranodearena.org/es/reto/11575/nadar-por-lavida-2016/. If you don’t want to swim you can simply turn up and join in the fun on the day and take part in the Aquagym and enjoy the wonderful paella – but you will also need to register on nadaporlavida@gmail.com. The event is from 10.30am 2.30pm.

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The first 150 swimmers to register will receive a free pink commemorative swimming cap and all those taking part in the day can enter a draw for a free weekend for two in La Gomera.

Thanks to the following bodies for support: Walk for Life, Adeje Council, Tenerife Top Training, Rotary Club Tenerife South and Swim Club Tenerife Masters, as well as the Tenerife Swimming Referees, and various private companies.

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Liverpool FC in Adeje winter training

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Tenerife Top Training, the prestigious sports training centre in Adeje, is currently hosting a selection from Liverpool FC who are here with their trainer Jürgen Klopp.

Representatives of the club were present this morning at a press conference to inaugurate some new additions to the T3 centre, including a second football pitch (natural grass), a Crossfit Box and a Free Motion Bikecentre. Also present were Cabildo president Carlos Alonso, the Tenerife sports councillor Cristo Pérez, Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez, the borough’s sports councillor, Adolfo Alonso and the Belgian consul, Nille Van Hellemonty. T3 boss Roberto Konrad and Ashotel’s Jorge Marichal were in attendance as well.

The Flemish swimming federation, Vlaamse Zwemfederatie, are also here training and all observed a minute’s silence this morning to remember those who died in the recent terrorist attack in Brussels.

The additions to the T3 centre will serve to consolidate it’s position as one of Europe’s most important top training centre for professional and top amateur athletes and teams.