Rowing competition - 6 Oct 18

The sports section of the town hall website has information here about an event this coming Saturday.

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The Lake Victoria of Almerimar hosts this weekend, on Saturday, October 6, the Andalusian Championship of Yola 4 in category Cadet, Juvenile, Absolute and Veteran; and the Championship of Andalusia of Speed ​​in categories, Alevín, Cadet, Infantile, Juvenile, Absolute and Veteran. The Councilor for Sports, María José Martín, and the President of the Rowing and Canoeing Club, Sergio Montero, have presented this morning the competition that will be held from 10.00, with the qualifying rounds, and until 5:00 pm, with the delivery of trophies to the first three classified crews.

Athletes will be able to row both in their category and in the immediately superior one indistinctly, except those of the senior and absolute categories, who will only be able to compete as veterans if they meet the requirement of being 30 years old or older.

It will compete over a distance of 250 meters and that of Yola 4 will be made in 1000 meters. for veterans, 1500 meters. for cadets and 2000 meters. for Juveniles and Seniors, this distance will be completed by making cybogas every 250 meters.

Martín has encouraged the ejienes to attend this event as a public since, apart from being very striking, it is a discipline that brings together the sports values ​​of effort, perseverance, work, improvement, discipline, coordination and teamwork. Some qualities that fit perfectly with the commitment of the local government and the philosophy of the IMD to promote healthy living habits and the consumption of fruits and vegetables, all under the municipal seal of 'El Ejido Gourmet Quality'.

The IMD supports and collaborates with all those activities promoted by sports clubs that bring together a significant number of participants. Another example of this collaboration, the mayor recalled, "we will have it from October 10, in the Puente de la Hispanidad with the celebration of the European Petanque Championship that will bring together 350 players from 21 countries."

For its part, "the rowing will bring together this weekend among athletes, companions and family to about 500 people who can see our city and our tourism, sports and complementary. That is to say, that this type of event helps us to promote El Ejido as an excellent holiday destination throughout the year and with excellent resources for the practice of water sports, "said the mayor.

To conclude the councilor has highlighted "the close relationship we have with the Leisure Club as it manages the Municipal Sports Schools Rowing, Rowing, Kayaking and canoeing and more and more are the people who are aiming to practice this type of sports "

Similarly, "the IMD offers almost 40 disciplines in the EDM this season 2018/19, 23 schoolchildren and 16 adults, which we just started, covering all the demands so that no neighbor, whatever their age, is left without practice sports This year with the novelty that we include athletics for adults. "

Sergio Montero thanked "the support of the City of El Ejido and IMD, as well as the Andalusian Rowing Federation for betting to organize this important championship in Almerimar, taking into account that ours is the only club in the province that practices rowing "

An outstanding and well-known Club, that counts on sportsmen who have stood out as, for example, Antonio Gómez Escudero in veterans; Raquel Mayor and Daniel García in Juveniles; Antonio Ramos and Germán García in Cadets; Candela González in children; and Lucas Camilo in fry.