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    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.






    UIL Adding Wheelchair Athletes To 2014 State Track & Field Meet

    AUSTIN (October 21, 2013) -- The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council approved a proposal to add competitions for students in wheelchairs to the 2014 Track and Field State Meet as a pilot program.

    Student-athletes using wheelchairs will compete in the 100-meter and 400-meter dash, along with the shot put. The proposal will be effective immediately once approved by the Commissioner of Education.

    The State Meet is May 9-10.  The Wheelchair competition will be on Saturday May 10th.  Click here for the schedule of events.

    Athletes need to check the UIL web page for instructions.  Click here


    http://www.region10.org/adapted-physical-education/events/kid-netic-games/ 
    May 10, 2014

    The Kid-netic Games is an annual weekend athletic event for students ages 2-22 (if still attending high school) with physical impairments such as amputations, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, dwarfism, and other orthopedic impairments.

    Events offered are track and field, wheelchair basketball, and power soccer.  Also offered are clinics in sports and recreational pursuits such as wheelchair tennis and boccia.


    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









    Good Luck to the Dallas Stars in the Playoffs.

    A special Thank You to Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin has generously purchased a suite for this season! 

    Next Weekend April 26 will be the last of the Spring Practice Sessions!


     Dallas Sled Hockey Spring practice schedule posted click here


    6th Annual JIMMY MAC Golf Tournament & Gala

    benefiting:  SWAACommunity for Permanent Supported Housing and Miracle Athletes 

    Gala Dinner:Sunday, August 17, 2014  Doors/Registration 5:00PM 

    Zituna Banquet Hall, S/E Corner Coit Arapaho 970 N. Coit Road Richardson, TX 75080

    Golf Tournament Monday, August 18, 2014  Shotgun Start 10:00AM  Gleneagles Country Club 5401 W. Park Road Plano, TX 75093

    Click here for more information

    Click here for the event flyer


    SWAA lost a close friend and supporter.

    It's with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Larry Turner. Larry is a once in a lifetime kind of person. He shared his whole heart with the adaptive sports community. Larry passed, doing what he loved, playing wheelchair basketball with his team. Our hearts go out to the Austin community and his family. This is a huge loss for Texas. He is truly irreplaceable.

    You can make a donation to the Larry Dean Turner Memorial Donation to help his family.  Click here






     
     
     
     
     
    Lyon 2013
    IPC Athletics World Championships 19-28 July
    Lyon, France will host the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships between 19-28 July. Around 1,300 athletes from 90 countries are expected to attend Lyon 2013. http://www.paralympic.org/Events/Lyon2013
    You can watch it on the web on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gleZdbb-J0
     
    Event schedule and results can be found here. http://www.paralympic.org/events/lyon-2013/live-results 
    note 09:00 Lyon start times begin at 02:00 central and 15:30 Lyon starts begin at 08:30 central
     
     

     
    2013 National Junior Disability Championships

    July 6-13, 2013

    Rochester, Minnesota

    Check out results and pictures at http://www.wasusa.org/

     

     

     


     

    SWAA Regional Meet

    hosted by Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association

    Thank you to the Athletes and Volunteers who participated in the SWAA Regional Meet.  We look forward to seeing you at other SWAA events.

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    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. 

     

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