Swimming


US Team Prepares for 2015 Inas Global Games Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador
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 ...

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US Swimmers Win 26 Medals at the 2014 Guayaquil Para-Swimming Open

Ecuador Swimming US Team
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.    

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Athletes Without Limits Video

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.

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9th Annual GTAC Paralympic Swim Meet

University of Cincinnatti Pool
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 ...

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Swimmer Leslie Cichocki’s featured on Chicago News

Leslie Cichocki on Chicago News
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.

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Lea Leads US Team with Two World Championship Gold Medals at Global Games in Italy

Syd Lea
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 ...

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Global Games World Championships for Para-Athletes with Intellectual Disability Begins in Italy

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 ...

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Swimmers Leslie Cichocki & Sarah Gilbert Head to Italy Thanks to Community Support

Leslie Cichocki & Sarah Gilbert
Private sponsorships from friends and local businesses keep their Paralympic Dream alive as the two swimmers head to the 2011 INAS/IPC Global Games in Loano, Italy. Swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert, the highest ranked swimmers with intellectual disability in the US, spearheaded a local fundraising campaign to help offset their family's out of pocket expenses for the 2011 Global Games in Italy. The Global Games is an important qualifier for the London 2012 Paralympics and the two represent the best chance for US swimmers to qualify in the S14 class. The ...

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US Athletes Without Limits Head to Italy for Global Games

September 1, 2011 – Athletes Without Limits, a nonprofit dedicated to helping athletes with intellectual disability integrate and accelerate in sport, is proud to announce a strong US National team for the 2011 INAS Global Games. The Games are the world championship for athletes with intellectual disability and a key qualifier in Swimming, Track & Field for London 2012 Paralympic Games. Athletes Without Limits will be leading a team of six athletes to Liguria, Italy, for the prestigious international event that takes place every 4 years in the year before the ...

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Video: Swimmer Sarah Gilbert Featured on Florida News

Sarah Gilbert
Florida swimmer Sarah Gilbert is fundraising to help offset trip costs for the 2011 Global Games in Italy. She appeared on First Coast News on August 8 along with one of her swim coaches Justin Heights and her rowing coach Victoria Mattie. (Note, after the sponsor ad, use the slider to get to the interview, which  starts at 4:15). She also appeared with swim coach Justin Heights on WJXT and News4Jax.com. Use the link below to watch the full interview.

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