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Puerto swimmers shine in Spanish life-saving tournament 

Swimming club  Martiánez of Puerto de la Cruz has achieved outstanding success at a Spanish tournament held in Valladolid.

For many of the youngsters, this was their debut into such a competition so they were thrilled to come away with five medals, namely two gold, one silver and two bronzes.

They also achieved the accolade of third best team in the Spanish Life-saving Championships for children and youth.

Mario Amador won the Spanish title for the 25 metre test dragging a dummy and the bronze in the 100 metre hurdles. He clearly demonstrated tremendous pro-gression and the wealth of talent in this field of sport.

The men’s team won three medals in two relays:

Bronze in 4 x 50 swimming over obstacles (Mario Amador, Claudio Martel, Carlos Acosta and Diego Molina).

Bronze in 4 x 50 tube rescue (Mario Amador, Pablo Tümmers, Diego Molina and Claudio Martel).

Champions 4 x 12.5 metres dummy drag (Mario Amador, Pablo León, Diego Molina and Claudio Martel).

The participation of the women’s team was also excellent, achieving good marks and leaving a very good impression for the summer ahead.

The club would like to thank all the parents who make a tremendous effort to make sure all these youngs-ters can train regularly, despite the cool weather in Puerto this winter. They have undoubtedly given much hope for the future.