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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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Swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert Qualify for Global Games

The GTAC Disability Swim meet provided an opportunity for three new Athletes Without Limits swimmers to compete together with physically disabled Paralympic swimmers. Swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert and Todd Eisinger traveled to Cincinnati to compete in the 8th Annual Greater Toledo Aquatic Club (GTAC) Disability Open Swimming Championships, sanctioned by both USA Swimming and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The athletes are trying to achieve qualifying times for the 2011 Global Games World Championships. (more…)

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2011 Global Games World Championships Italy

September 24- October 4, 2011 Liguria, Italy Athletes Without Limits is organizing the eligibility, team selection and travel for the US team competing at the 2011 Global Games. This will be our second trip to the Global Games following a strong showing and 5 US medals at the 2009 Games in the Czech Republic. Global Games is an Olympic-style, world championship competition for the top athletes with intellectual disability competing in: Athletics (Track & Field, Cross Country), Cycling, Basketball (team), Futsal (team indoor soccer), Swimming, Table ...

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8th Annual GTAC Paralympic Swim Meet

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May 21-22, 2011 The University of Cincinnati Keating Aquatic Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Athletes Without Limits staff will attend this event to assist and coach athletes with intellectual disability interested in pursuing Paralympic Swimming opportunities. This page has been updated to reflect the information discussed in our March 31 informational conference call. 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 ...

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Free USA Swimming Clinic for Disabled Youth (under18)

Note: Athletes Without Limits has no formal involvement in this event and INAS athlete eligibility paperwork is not necessary to participate. Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011 2:00-5:00 pm Location: Wave House Athletic Club, 3115 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109 http://www.wavehouseatheticclub.com Inside Belmont Park at Mission Boulevard and West Mission Bay Drive, on Mission Beach. Use the south parking lot. Who is Welcome? Swimmers with physical, vision, hearing, and cognitive disabilities aged 18 and younger. Must be able to swim at least one competi...

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Maria D’Andrea and Gail Morning Make Strong Showing at First Paralympic Meet

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The GTAC Disability Swim meet provided an opportunity for Athletes Without Limits swimmers to compete together with physically disabled Paralympic swimmers for the first time. Swimmers Maria D'Andrea and Gail Morning traveled to Cincinnati last month to compete in the 7th Annual Greater Toledo Aquatic Club (GTAC) Disability Open Swimming Championships, sanctioned by both USA Swimming and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). While the meet organizers have always welcomed athletes with any disability to compete, what makes this year's meet different is that it ...

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Courier Times Features Global Games Swimmer Maria D’Andrea

Maria D'Andrea
This article appeared in the August 15, 2009 print edition of the Bucks County Courier Times and online at Phillyburbs.com. A world of experience for Bensalem's D'Andrea By KAREN SANGILLO STAFF WRITER Link to Original Article Maria D’Andrea turned her interest in swimming into a passion that has taken her to a whole new world. And she didn’t let a disability get in her way. The Bensalem student competed at the International Federation for Sport for Athletes with an Intellectual Disability Global Games in Liberec, Czech Republic. D’Andrea has attention-defi...

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US Brings Home Medals and High Rankings at 2009 Global Games

July 22, 2009 Three US athletes with intellectual disability were selected to represent the US in the Global Games held in Liberec, Czech Republic July 5 – 14. Nearly 1,000 elite athletes from 40 countries competed for gold, silver and bronze in seven sports. This Wholesale Nike Washington Redskins Jerseys was the first time a team from the US participated in a world championship for athletes with intellectual disability. Cyclist Syd Lea of Taneytown, MD competed in a five-day stage race that included three time trials and two road races earning three silver and two ...

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USA Wins First Medal at 2009 Global Games

Cyclist Syd Lea Wins Bronze in Individual Time Trial; Swimmer Maria D’Andrea Ranks 8th in the World in Distance Event JULY 8, 2009, LIBEREC — US Team cyclist Charles “Syd” Lea took third place in the Men’s 5km Individual Time Trail held in wholesale nba jerseys Cesky Dub, Czech Republic on July 7. The event was for held on day one of a five-day competition as part of the Global Games world championships. Lea received his bronze—the first medal ever won by a US athlete at Global Games—at a ceremony cheap nfl jerseys held at the Athletes Village in the ...

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