Between the 19 and 22 of March, 15 swimmers from the SEK-UCJC swimming team competed in the 17th Spanish Spring Open Swimming Championship in Sabadell. This year, over 470 international swimmers competed not only for medals but also for the chance to attain the minimum times to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Three SEK-UCJC pupils were medallists at this championship. Martín Melconian won Gold in the 50 meters breaststroke, with a time of 28.15 seconds, while Juan Segura and José Valdivia both won Silver in the 50 meters backstroke (25.84 seconds) and the 50 meters butterfly (23.69 s.), respectively. Martín Melconian, is also on the Uruguay National team, and will be competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 100 meters breaststroke race.
Aitor Martínez set a Spanish record for the 4×100 freestyle with the national team, setting a record of 3.16.77minutes, that was also the first world record of the year. Martínez is part of the Spanish team that will compete at the European Championships in London 2016 and, thanks to his latest time, will also compete in Rio 2016.