The 2016 Rio Paralympic was filled with firsts for US para-athletes with intellectual disability. On the very same day of competition both Brianna Clark and Michael Brannigan became the first US athletes with intellectual disability to medal at the Parlympics. Clark handily won the Gold in the Women's 400m with a time of 57.79 and Brannigan took Gold in the men's 1500m with a time of 3:51.73. Tysheem Griffin was also selected to the team and competed in the men's 400m following strong medal performances at the 2015 Inas Global Games in Ecuador and 2016 US Paralympics ...
Wins Kerry O’Brien Coaching Award
For Immediate Release: September 1, 2016
Contact: Barry Holman (202) 544-0510
Athletes Without Limits’ Global Games US Swim Coach and Head Coach of the Atlanta-based Nautical Milers AWL Affiliate Swim Team, Patrick Thoreson, has been awarded the prestigious United States Masters Swimming “Kerry O’Brien Coaching Award” for 2016. The award, created by the USMS Coaches’ Committee in 2008, recognizes the top US Masters swim coaches in the county.
Thoreson, aka “Coach Pat,” from Atlanta, GA, was inspired to start a ...
For Immediate Release: 12th June 2015
Learn more on our Athlete Without Limits Global Games page.
INAS – the International Federation for sport for para-athletes with an intellectual disability – has selected Brisbane, Australia to host the 5th INAS Global Games in 2019.
The Games – a week long championship featuring nine sports – will attract more than 1000 of the world’s elite athletes with an intellectual disability. The opening ceremony will take place on 19th October 2019.
Sport Inclusion Australia (formerly AUSRAPID) is the INAS member ...
Top US athletes are preparing to take on the world at the 2015 Inas Global Games in Quito, Ecuador September 20 - 27. The US will be led by reigning tennis world champions Brittany Taglareni (singles), her doubles partner Katherine Richards and 2011 Global Games defending cycling champion Syd Lea.
The US will field teams in track and field, swimming, tennis, cycling and basketball. Over 1000 athletes from 40 countries are expected to compete in the pre-eminant elite sports competition for athletes with intellectual disability.
"We are very proud of the US athletes ...
This November the Athletes Without Limits US Swim Team traveled to the Guayaquil Para-Swimming Open in Ecuador. Our swimmers won a total of 26 medals and broke 4 American records at the event. Congrats to the team and special thanks to Coaches Pat Thoreson and Barry Holman for heading up a successful trip.
Filmmaker and photographer Damone Brown recently spent time with Athletes Without Limits founder Barry Holman and some of our swimmers and rowers to talk about what we do and why we do it.
May 19-20, 2012
The University of Cincinnati Keating Aquatic Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Athletes Without Limits staff will attend this event to coach athletes with intellectual disability (S14) interested in pursuing Paralympic Swimming opportunities.
Host: The Greater Toledo Aquatic Club (International Paralympic Committee (IPC)-Swimming Approved; LCM/National Classification Available)
Competition & Venue: The competition pool is an eight lane, 50 meter pool facility which is completely accessible. Seven lanes will be used for competition and one lane will be ...
Check out this nice piece by ABC 7 Chicago on swimmer Leslie Cichocki. Helping her progress toward her Paralympic Dream is what Athletes Without Limits is all about.
Runner Michael Murray, swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert and runners/rowers Bruce & Mark Worley round out a strong performance for the US Team.
Washington, DC - Six elite athletes with intellectual disability represented the United States at the INAS Global Games World Championships in Italy from September 24 - October 3. Nearly 700 athletes from 40 countries competed in swimming, athletics, tennis, basketball, indoor soccer, cycling, and table tennis. The Global Games are a major preparatory competition for the London 2012 Paralympic Games where for the ...
Athletes Without Limits swimmer Leslie Cichocki takes 6th in women's 200 Backstroke; the highest world ranking by a US Paralympic S14 swimmer
September 29, Loano, Italy — The competition for the team of U.S. athletes at the 2011 INAS/IPC Global Games in Liguria Italy began today when swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert took to the water at Palasporte, the 50m outdoor competition pool in Loano, Italy.
Cichocki swam an aggressive morning program including the 50 freestyle where she set a personal best of 33.16 and placed 12th out of 26; the 200 IM; the 200 ...