Nearly 300 athletes and coaches, including 5 local athletes, from across the United States will gather in Fort Wayne,IN to compete in the 2018 Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals competition taking place July 22-27, 2018. All participating athletes must qualify in order to be eligible to compete in this premier junior competition for young athletes with disabilities. Many of the young athletes will be seeking to break national records and have their eyes set on future Paralympic Games competition. Key events are listed below.
Sunday, July 22nd
Paratriathlon Competition 9:00am-10:30am Summit Middle School
Monday, July 23rd
Swimming (short course) 8:00am-12:00pm Summit Middle School
Archery Competition 1:00pm-5:00pm Homestead High School
Tuesday, July 24th
Swimming (long course 8:00am-12:00pm Helen P. Brown Natatorium*
Shooting Competition 1:00pm-5:00pm The X Count Shooting Range
Welcome Ceremony 6:00pm-8:00pm Plassman Athletic Center
Wednesday, July 25th
Field Competition 8:00am-12:00pm Homestead High School
1:30pm-5:30pm Homestead High School
Thursday, July 26th
Track Competition 7:30am-1:00pm Homestead High School
Table Tennis Competition 1:30pm-5:00pm Plassman Athletic Center
Powerlifting Competition 4:00pm-9:00pm Plassman Athletic Center
Friday, July 27th
Track Competition 8:00am-12:00pm Homestead High School
Closing Ceremony 6:30pm-9:30pm Plassman Athletic Center
Where: 2018 Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals events will be held at five sites across Fort Wayne. Admission is free and open to the public.
· Short Course Swimming and Paratriathlon events will take place at Summit Middle School Natatorium, Entrance 9 (4509 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814).
· Long Course Swimming will take place at Helen P. Brown Natatorium (3301 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46806). *Photo ID required to access athlete area.
· Powerlifting and Table Tennis will take place at Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone (3320 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN, 46835).
· Archery - Track and Field will take place at Homestead High School (4310 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN, 46814).
· Air Rifle Shooting will take place at The-X- Count Shooting Range (5301 Merchandise Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46825).