November 29, 2022

With Unified Relay at Swimming World Cup

The fantastic-humored group of Unique Olympics athletes arrived early at the SSE (swimming and diving hall in the Europasportpark), in which the swimming competitions will also acquire position following calendar year at the Distinctive Olympics Globe Game titles.

So there was nevertheless sufficient time to get a taste of the Environment Cup and warm up future to the gurus right before the relay teams started.

Some nerves where exhibiting, but everybody mastered their class effectively and visibly relished the minutes in the spotlight. This was also assisted by the Berlin viewers, which loudly supported all the swimmers.

Athletes cheering on the side of the pool.

Image by Nadine Baethke

Also becoming a member of the enjoyment: Sarah and Florian Wellbrock. As shortly as they climbed out of the pool, you could see the sheer joy of their participation. Cheers, substantial fives, hugs: Athletes among on their own, hugging and joking.

Still in their swimwear, Sarah and Florian Wellbrock then talked about their 1st experiences with Specific Olympics and what they can master from the athletes.

“Sports activities and swimming convey individuals together—that’s what the expertise with Exclusive Olympics confirmed after more.”

Sarah Wellbrock, German qualified swimmer

“I am generally entirely great at allowing go in these encounters. Basically, I am instead, let’s say, stuffy, and I check out to meet the anticipations of my counterpart completely. With the Distinctive Olympics athletes, I can allow go of that.

It won’t issue at all if I am not ideal. I am accepted just the way I am, no subject what quirks and flaws I deliver with me. That is completely worthwhile,” Florian Wellbrock describes his expertise.

Sarah Wellbrock provides, “Athletics and swimming provide men and women together—that’s what the working experience with Unique Olympics showed at the time more.”

Unified Relay at the FINA Swimming Entire world Cup

Distinctive Olympics athletes and Olympics champions race collectively in a Unified relay.


The teams in the buy in which they swam:

Workforce 1
Matthew Sates • Sarah Wellbrock • Dirk Barteld • Anne Richter

Staff 2
Florian Wellbrock • Hali Flickinger • Claudia Gobels • Kai-Jürgen Ponisch

Staff 3
Thomas Ceccon • Isabel Gose • Dominic Klug • Claudia Wolfsteller

Workforce 4
Lukas Märtens • Anastasia Gorbenko • Lukas Dietrich • Doreen Glaubitz

Now it only remains to say: Thank you to all concerned for this fantastic night!