Phuket Plays Host To Paralympians As Thanyapura Welcomes Inspirational European Swimming Gold Medalists

PHUKET, THAILAND– Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC) is thrusting Thailand into the global sports limelight once more, welcoming the Dutch National Paralympic Swim Team for an intensive three week training session in their Olympic standard swimming facilities.


Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club and Sports Authority of Thailand, Phuket Director Virat Patee (fifth from left) welcomes top athletes from the Dutch Paralympic Swim Team to Thailand and hosts inspirational meet-and-greet session with local children.


Also present to welcome the accomplished team of guests which includes multiple gold medallists and is lead by manager Marco Van den Brink was Phuket Director of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) Virat Patee along with Thai Paralympic Swim Team.
Thanyapura also hosted an exclusive training observation session for the students of Phuket International Academy Day School (PIA) and TSLC’s Silverfinz junior swimming team on Friday, May 17, allowing them to witness both Paralympic teams in training. This was followed by an inspirational meet and greet session with the youngsters.

Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club Director of Sports Academy Craig Johns said that the staff at Thanyapura were proud to be hosting another important international sporting event. “It’s a privilege to work with such accomplished and esteemed athletes at Thanyapura and reinforce Thailand’s reputation as a key sports figure in the global field,” said Mr Johns. “Its also an exceptional pleasure to introduce our younger generation of budding sports stars to these inspirational champions when they arrive.”

Among the champion swimmers who are currently training in Thanyapura’s state of the art facilities are men’s Olympic gold medalists Marc Evers (100m backstroke and Bronze 100m breaststroke) and Michael Schoenmaker (50m breaststroke), as well as a host of women’s champions including Lisette Teunissen (Gold 50m backstroke).

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