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Veteran swimmers praised for Slovenian success 

Santa Cruz has been honouring medal-winning swimmers who flew the flag for Tenerife in Slovenia.

Arancha Aránega, Carlos Bremón and Sergio Morales won several prizes at the continental meeting held in the Slovenian city of Kranj.

The mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, received the three athletes who won a medal at the last European Swimming Master Championship.

Arancha Aránega was awarded the gold in the women’s category of more than 60 years in the distance of three kilometres in open waters, while her partner in the Tenerife Master Swimming Club, Carlos Bremón, conquered the silver in 200 butterfly and the bronze in 100 butterfly in the male category over 70 years. Sergio Morales, from the Santa Cruz Sports Group, completed the achievements of the Santa Cruz sportsmen with the bronze medal in the 800 metres free test for over 45s.

Sr. ermúdez conveyed to the swimmers his pride for having achieved “such magnificent results in a sports discipline that has reported a good number of successes to the sport of Santa Cruz in recent years.” Similarly, the mayor was also interested in their training methods and congratulated them “for the dedication that involves taking time to perform a sport activity at these ages and optimise it with the achievement of results at the international level.”

The mayor also informed the athletes of the plans of the City of Santa Cruz for swimming pools to advance the bidding, next February, of the Sports Complexes of Cuesta Piedra and Tíncer that will house 25-metre pools inside .