SWAA

News!

Cyber Shopping

smile.amazon.com

Support Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association.

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
  • It's that easy!
  •  

    Dallas Stars Tickets

    Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin has generously purchased a suite for the season and wants it to benefit persons with spinal cord injuries.

    Tyler is providing a 12-person suite for every home game and is donating the use to SWAA’s Sled Hockey program.  We would love to have two to three guests and their families for each game. To show our support for this awesome person and his team the Dallas Stars.

    Check out Tyler and Jamie Benn doing a little sled hockey at an event supporting MS and SWAA.  

    Click here to register for a chance to attend.  Come back each month all season for the opportunity to enter for a chance to attend.

    If selected you will be emailed and will need to pick up your tickets the Saturday before the game at the Sled Hockey practice held at Dr. Pepper Starcenter,  12700 N Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX.

    POC: Alfredo Corona, 682-556-1277 or email: dfwsledhockey@gmail.com


    Dallas Sled Hockey Fall practice schedule

    If you are a new skater or do not have any equipment please contact me so that we can make sure we have everything you need to skate. Please respond with age, height, & weight so that the correct gear is available. All equipment is kept offsite so we need to make arrangements to have everything for you. 

    Alfredo Corona- alcorona79@gmail.com


    First Practice is Saturday September 27, 2014 3:00-4:00 PM at the Farmers Branch Dr. Pepper Stars Center.

    Full practice schedule is on the sled hockey page.



    http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2014/September/15/Paralympic-Track-and-Field-High-School-All-Americans
    A.J. Digby, who won the T43-44 400m at the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Championships in San Mateo, California, is one of 65 young athletes named U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced today the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans. Now in its fifth year, the list honors the top high school track and field athletes who have a Paralympic-eligible impairment, based on their performances in the 2014 season.

    "The class of 2014 is one of the best ever," said Cathy Sellers, High Performance Director for Paralympic track and field.  "It is a solid class from top to bottom.  These athletes are performing at a high level and I expect quite a few to be able to bridge the gap of age and experience and make Team USA for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games."

    Sellers attributes much of the growth seen from the high school students to the efforts of state high school associations promoting Paralympic opportunities within the high school sports programs......full article and complete list







































































    Congratulations to all of the Juniors who competed in the 201 National Junior Disability Championships in Ames Iowa. July 5-12th. 
    You can find the results for all events here at http://www.njdc2014.com/2014Results.aspx




































































































    http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Track-and-Field/2014-u-s-paralympics-track-field-national-championships/Event-Schedule







    The 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships were hosted at the College of San Mateo (CSM) Track and Field Stadium located in San Mateo, California.

    Congratulations to the atletes who competed in the National Track and Field Championships.

    You can find the results at http://www.rtspt.com/events/paralympics14/



    http://www.uco.edu/wellness/sr/endeavor/eg%20event%20info.asp

    UCO Endeavor Games June 5th-8th

    The University of Central Oklahoma was proud to present the UCO Endeavor Games for athletes with physical disabilities.

    The UCO Endeavor Games is a nationally recognized competition that allows all athletes with physical disabilities to participate in a multi-sport event. 

    You can find results for the Endeavor Games at http://www.uco.edu/wellness/sr/endeavor/eg%20results.asp



    Congratulations to the wheelchair racers and shot putters at the inaugural event.

    AUSTIN (May 10, 2014) -- 11 athletes from around the state came to Austin and competed in the UIL State Meet.  Abby Dunkin swept the girls in the three events.  Keyber Majano is the boys state shot put champion and Dustin Strelsky won both the 100 and 400 meter races.

    We are proud of all of the athletes who competed this weekend and hope they are leading the way for other high school athletes to join their teams and become state champions too!
    In the news Links to articles found in the news.


    Texas Regional Games

    2013 Texas Regional Games Highlights

    San Antonio, Texas April 10th - 13th.

    Congratulations to all of the Athletes who participated in the 2014 Texas Regional Games.

    Results are posted on the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport web site.  Click here to go to the results.






    Track and Field Officials

       
    Officials Training material area available though Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports and US Paralympics web sites. Take the on-line training and test to add Athletics for the Disabled certification to your USA Track and Field Officials certification.  Click on the image to go to either site.

    http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Track-and-Field/Officials-Training

            http://www.wasusa.org/athleticstrackfield.htm



    Check out our new page under resources.

    BEST PRACTICES for DISABILITY TRACK and FIELD

    Para Sport for High School Students

     (Provided by USOC-Paralympic Track & Field)






    These chairs are part of the SWAA-DFW loaner program.  If you're interested in checking out one of our racers contact us at swaa.wsusa@gmail.com









     
     
    You can watch it on the web on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gleZdbb-J0
     

     







    Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association is the regional organization for Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA.  The regional area includes: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma & Texas. 
     We are a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides sport competition for those individuals with a physical disability.

    You can make a donation to SWAA by clicking this link. 

     

    Olympic Coach E-magazine

     

     Check out the Paralympic Media Centre for the latest news releases and the Paralympian on-line Magazine
    Subpages (21): View All