Olympian Kaitlin Sandeno to Host Swimming for 2018 Warrior Games

Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

Olympic Gold Medalist Kaitlin Sandeno will be the host for swimming at this year’s Warrior Games, presented by The Department of Defense.

The Warrior Games are a Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members. Athletes from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command, in addition to athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and, for the first time, the Canadian Armed Forces, will compete in the Games. They will go head-to-head in 11 sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball and, for the first time in Warrior Games history, indoor rowing, powerlifting and time trial cycling.

Says Sandeno,

“I am beyond honored to be a part of this inspiring event! I have so much appreciation and admiration for our brave heroes and I’m thrilled to be hosting their athleticism in the pool.”

Now in its ninth year, the Warrior Games, held this year at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, are free and open to the public from June 1 – 9. Swimming will be contested on Friday June 8th at The Cadet Gymnasium Natatorium from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Visit DoDWarriorGames.com to learn more about the Warrior Games, the athletes competing this year, volunteer opportunities and the schedule of events.

The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with Emily White, Collective Entertainment Inc. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com.

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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