Swimming has its origins in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. However, this sport is now among the most popular and competitive in the Paralympic Games. Swimming is open to athletes from all disability groups. Events are divided into three classifications – visually impaired, athletes with a physical disability (functional) and athletes with an intellectual disability. Swimmers compete in one of 14 classifications depending on the type of disability and their functional ability. No prostheses may be worn during competition.
For more information about classification and points system in swimming, click here.
2017 Swimming Meets
Meet #1 March 18 – Blacktown Aquatic Centre
Meet #2 June 3 – Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Meet #3 August 5 – Ryde Aquatic Centre
Championships October 21 – Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
For multi-class swimming competition entry forms for 2017, click here!
Classification dates for 2016
February 11 & April 1 Guilford
Bookings are essential. To make a booking or a further inquiry contact Margaret Gregson 0417 960 202
Melanie Chapman +61 2 9809 5260