Articles by Tomas Rodriguez

Mireia Belmonte Headlines 33-Strong Spanish Roster For Meet in Portugal

This will mark the first international meet with Spanish representation since the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lockdown in the nation.

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Madrid Annouces Plans To Resume Old Aquatics Center Construction

In terms of capacity, the facility can initially accommodate 1,900 spectators although that number can stretch up to 4,500 attendees.

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South American Swimming Readying For Comeback As Governments Ease Lockdown

Nations such as Peru, Colombia, Uruguay or Paraguay will see swimmers back on deck, following in the footsteps of Ecuador, Argentina or Brazil.

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Spain Update: Madrid State Announces Cancellation Of Season Remainder

As the return to normalcy is becoming somewhat asymmetric in Madrid, the regional governing body for swimming has decided to bring the season to a close.

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COVID-19 Update: Spain Prepares To Enter Final Stretch Of Deconfinement

As Spanish provinces enter the last step in the deconfinement process, the nation’s Sports Ministry has detailed what that will mean in terms of athletics.

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Two-Time Pan Am Games Medalist Guillermo Bertola Receives 4-Year Ban

The penalty handed to Bertola encompasses the time period between January 2020 to January 2024 as a period of exclusion from competitive swimming.


Some Argentinian Swimmers Return To The Pool As Lockdown Measures Continue

Argentinian swimmers are still out of the water, at least for a few more days, following the latest announcement issued by the nation’s sports authorities.

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Column: A Guide To Coping With Post-COVID Return To The Pool

While COVID-19 may have brought the world of swimming to a stall, I am confident that we will make it through this and soon return to our happy place.

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Spain’s RFEN Updates Last May’s Guidelines As Pools Reopen For Training

As Spanish pools are now allowed to reopen, they will have to adhere to the guidelines established by the nation’s Health Ministry.

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Some French Pools Reopen As Government Eases Restrictions

In recent days, some French pools have opened their doors to high-level athletes who saw their preparation stall as a result of confinement.

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Spain: Madrid, Barcelona Move Onto Phase 1; Others Move Onto Phase 2

Madrid and Barcelona, where the nation’s main high-performance training centers are located, move today onto Phase 1 in the de-escalation process.

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Argentinian Swimming Federation Calls For Reopening Of Swimming Pools

“We have never stalled for 8 weeks,” national swimming head coach Gustavo Roldan said. “It is the only sport that cannot adapt to another setting.”

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Madrid State Swimming Federation Faces Backlash Following Reopening Statement

“First will be athletes pertaining to the training center, the time is approaching for the remaining athletes,” the statement issued by the federation read.

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Arena Spain Swimmers Talk COVID-19 Impact, Pool Return

arena Spain swimmers share how they spent confinement. Starting this Monday, all of Spain will remain or move onto Phase 1.

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Madrid Natacion Club: A New Franchise Is Born

“Nationally, we have a lot of ambition, and of course, getting to win the Spanish Cup in the honors division would be our dream,” the team indicated.

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