Athletes will compete for a chance to represent the USA at the 2024 World Down Syndrome Swimming Championship
ORLANDO, FL (October 17, 2023) – Top athletes from around the nation are gathering at the Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center (RAFC) this week to participate in the 2023 USA Down Syndrome Swimming (USADSS) National Training Camp. This training is designed for competitive and artistic swimmers who have Down Syndrome and will focus on team building, nutrition, dry-land training, sportsmanship, independence, and the mechanics of swimming. The session runs from October 18-21, 2023.
The primary goal of the camp is to motivate athletes with Down Syndrome, or “T21 Swim Warriors,” to prioritize swimming and healthy living in their lives. Additionally, coaches will select the USA Down Syndrome Swimming National Team to compete at the 11th World Down Syndrome Swimming & Artistic Championships in Turkey in March 2024.
“At Rosen, it’s important for us to provide safe spaces and facilities to communities that may not have those resources readily available to them,” said Michael Miller, executive director at RAFC. “We take immense pride in hosting the USADSS camp this year, especially during such a special time as Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Our mission is to provide these exceptional athletes with the opportunities they truly deserve, fostering their dreams and aspirations.”
For media inquiries, please contact Gisselle Garcia, public relations specialist for the Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center, 407-640-6967 (office), 407-451-5188 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org.