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

 

Contact

Melanie Chapman +61 2 9809 5260

Partnering organisation

Swimming NSW

Swimming Australia

ABOUT US

Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW. It all started more than 50 years ago with a few visionary wheelchair members who believed in the power of sport to rehabilitate and integrate.

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