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2017

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A Swimming Competition Clinic has just been added to

the Junior Nationals schedule for Saturday, June 15th

Athlete Bios are now closed.

Adaptive Sports USA has been given the opportunity to offer a Swim Clinic on Saturday, 15 July, from 1PM - 3PM at the Middleton High School Pool.  The Clinic will include aspects of Stroke technique, starts, turns, classification, work out planning and the development path of a swimmer..  Glen O’Sullivan will lead this Swim Clinic.  Glen is a US Paralympic National Team Coach, having coached Team USA in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.  He is also a National US Paralympic Technical Classifier.  Glen has over 20 years experience, teaching and coaching swimmers with physical and visual disabilities.

Updates on the Host Hotel Room Block at the

Madison Marriott West

Room availability for our event at the hosting hotel is rapidly decreasing, especially starting on Tuesday, 7/18. However, there are rooms available on Thursday, 7/13 through Monday, 7/17. More rooms will become available after Friday, 6/16, the due date for large groups payments. That is because any large group rooms canceled or reserved with an invalid credit card will become available to the small groups. No rooms will be added to large groups after Friday, 6/16. Only individual reservations will be made at the group rate until Friday, 7/23. These reservations will also be subject to the same cancelation policy, meaning once a reservation is booked, cancelation is not permitted without a penalty. Rooms cannot be reserved at the group rate after Friday, 7/23, they can only be reserved at the hotel’s ongoing rate at that time. Please continue to email Mr. Elgebaly at the hotel for your reservations, and he will inform you of the availability status.”

Adaptive Sports USA and Neilsen Foundation are

Partnering to Provide Scholarships in 2017!

Thanks to the generosity of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Adaptive Sports USA will offer 34 athlete scholarships in this 34th year of Junior Nationals.  For those selected (within class 50-57), the scholarship will cover the cost of registration and other expenses such as a meal plan. The 34 scholarships will be broken up as follows for athletes with a spinal cord injury or spinal disease:   Athletics – 12 athletes, swimming – 8 athletes, archery – 4 athletes, powerlifting – 2 athletes and first timers to Jr. Nationals – 8 athletes.  To learn more, visithttp://atfusa.org/NEILSEN_GRANT/NEILSEN.htm.

 

A big thank you to the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for their ongoing efforts to support youngsters with physical disabilties to pursue their dreams.

Adaptive Sports USA and USA Track & Field

Partner to Provide More Opportunities!

Adaptive Sports USA and Adaptive Track & Field USA (ATFUSA; formerly Wheelchair Track & Field USA) are pleased to announce the addition of USA Track & Field Para Junior Olympic athletes to the 2017 Junior Nationals event in Wisconsin in July.  Forming a partnership with Adaptive Sports USA, USA Track & Field (USATF) will work collaboratively to provide para-athletes from throughout the USA with an opportunity to compete in the finest competition possible.

 

Athletes will have the option of registering to compete in the Junior Nationals competition either through USAT&F for the Junior Olympics division or through Adaptive Sports USA through the Junior Nationals.  It will be important for athletes to research the registration pro's and con's for each organization, including the number of events, sports and the impact of team points for team awards. You can find more information regarding the USATF Junior Olympics opportunities at www.atfusa.org and more information on Athletics for Adaptive Sports USA members at the ATFUSA website at http://www.atfusa.org.