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Spanish national school and adapted swimming championships start in Badajoz

After competition practice tonight. Image credit: Cto España Natación Badajoz 2014

The Spanish national school and adapted swimming championships officially started in Badajoz, Extremadura today.  While most of the events start tomorrow, the first sessions took place today.  By 8:30 PM local time, they were done and swimmers were using the pool to practice.

After competition practice tonight.  Image credit: Cto España Natación Badajoz 2014

After competition practice tonight. Image credit: Cto España Natación Badajoz 2014

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Adapative swimmers scheduled to compete include Blas Jimenez Ramirez, Javier Labrador Fernandez, Adrian Lopez Galindo, Francisco Martin Muñoz, Juan Ortega Herrera, Tomas Romero Cordoba, Lucia Gonzalez Alcazar, Jennifer Martinez Ortiz, Isabel Rojas Gomez, Joseramon Martinez Tevar, Sergio Martos Minguet, Jorge Palau Galdón, Iván Pugnaire Quilis, and Cristina Escriba Llopis.

The first events for adaptive swimmers are scheduled to start tomorrow with preliminaries for the 50 meter men and women’s breaststroke, and the 50 meter men and women’s butterfly in the first session of the day, and the finals in the second session. Friday follows the same schedule with preliminaries in the morning and finals in the afternoon for the 100 meter men and women’s freestyle, the 100 meter men and women’s breaststroke, and the 100 meter men and women’s backstroke. Saturday is the final day of competition, with the prelminaries and finals for the 50 meter men and women’s backstroke, and the 50 meter men and women’s freestyle.

 

To qualify for the competition, all swimmers needed to meet a minimum qualifying time.  For example, a minimum qualifying for an S14 male in the 50 meter freestyle was 00:47,60. For a S1 female in the 50 meter freestyle, the minimum time needed was 03:25,66. Scoring for the event uses points converted based on the disability type

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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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