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Special Olympics World Summer Games, Athens, Greece

Date: 
Saturday, 25 June, 2011 (All day) to Monday, 4 July, 2011 (All day)

From June 25th to July 4th 2011, in Athens, 7.500 Special Olympics athletes from 185 countries, from all ability levels, will compete in 22 Olympic-type sports. http://www.specialolympics.org

the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Athens will have open water swimming as an exhibition event.

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Aquatics - Open Water Swimming *

Special Olympics

From June 25th to July 4th 2011, in Athens, 7.500 Special Olympics athletes from 185 countries, from all ability levels, will compete in 22 Olympic-type sports.

the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Athens will have open water swimming as an exhibition event.

5th IPC Swimming WC, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Date: 
Saturday, 21 August, 2010 - 09:00

http://www.wcswimming2010.com 

Enlistment for the World Championship goes through the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of the swimmer.

Open Water Swimming
The World Championships will be concluded with an open water swimming competition of five kilometres for men and women. The open water swimming competition will be "open class", meaning that athletes from different handicap classes will compete one another.

The warm up for the Open Water competition is from 11:00 - 12:30 at the E3 beach in Eersel. 

11km ZW from Eindhoven GPS: 51° 22.802'N 5° 20.011'E

The start of the 5km Open Water competition is scheduled for 13:00.

Please note: all times mentioned above are still to be confirmed.

 

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International Paralympic Committee

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The Embodiment of Effort, Joy And Courage

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The International Paralympic Committee conducted its first 5K open water world championship swim in Mar de Plata, Argentina in 2003. The second International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships to have a 5K race was in Durban, South Africa in 2006.

A Very Special Open Water Swim In Marathon

The original blog by Steven Munatones was posted on 10k swimmer since Sunday, December 6, 2009

On July 1st, 2011, the Special Olympics will hold an open water swimming demonstration event at its 2011 World Summer Games.

This exciting development in the world of open water swimming – which truly demonstrates the expanding reach and scope of our sport – will be a 1.5K sea swim, held parallel to the shoreline, for 35 athletes. The race will be held in the 25° (77°F) waters off the Sailing Academy in the City of Marathon, Greece.

To qualify, the athletes must meet the time standard of one hour in the 1500-meter pool freestyle and will also be required to participate in the 800-meter freestyle in the pool competition.

Due to the beautiful seaside course in City of Marathon and the inherent challenge of open water swimming, the 1.5K course is expected to showcase the ability and potential for the athletes with intellectual disabilities in a dramatic fashion.

Open Water Opportunities For All. IPC world championship

The International Paralympic Committee conducted its first 5K open water world championship swim in Mar de Plata, Argentina in 2003.

The second International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships to have a 5K race was in Durban, South Africa in 2006.

We are looking forward to the next IPC world championship 5K race in the Netherlands in 2010.

The 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships will be held at the E3 beach in Eersel where the competition will be open class (meaning that athletes from different handicap classes will compete against one another).

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