This will mark the first international meet with Spanish representation since the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lockdown in the nation.
In terms of capacity, the facility can initially accommodate 1,900 spectators although that number can stretch up to 4,500 attendees.
Nations such as Peru, Colombia, Uruguay or Paraguay will see swimmers back on deck, following in the footsteps of Ecuador, Argentina or Brazil.
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.
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.
The penalty handed to Bertola encompasses the time period between January 2020 to January 2024 as a period of exclusion from competitive swimming.
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.
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.
As Spanish pools are now allowed to reopen, they will have to adhere to the guidelines established by the nation’s Health Ministry.
In recent days, some French pools have opened their doors to high-level athletes who saw their preparation stall as a result of confinement.
Madrid and Barcelona, where the nation’s main high-performance training centers are located, move today onto Phase 1 in the de-escalation process.
“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.”
“First will be athletes pertaining to the training center, the time is approaching for the remaining athletes,” the statement issued by the federation read.
arena Spain swimmers share how they spent confinement. Starting this Monday, all of Spain will remain or move onto Phase 1.