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Para-Swimming at Competition

Categories
Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming , Water Polo, Education
Levels
National, Performance
Region
National

Swim Wales are constantly working to ensure equal opportunities across all levels of aquatic competition. To ensure the continued development and integration of Para-Swimming in Wales, Swim Wales are committed to guiding clubs towards a fully integrated competition pathway.

As a result, Para-Swimming qualification times must be provided in the meet pack to allow for fully integrated entry opportunities. The qualification times will be consistent with the level of competition.

Para-Swimming qualification times do not suggest separate Multi-Classification events are required; Para-Swimmers should be seeded for heats relevant to their entry time.

The Swim Wales recommended Para-Swimming qualification times are available on the swim wales website. For more information and support please contact events@swimming.org

Para-Swimmers must adhere to the following criteria:

  • ¬†Swimmers competing in an integrated competition and entering on a Para-Swimming qualification time should hold a British/IPC classification. Swimmers without a classification are ineligible to enter with Para-Swimming qualification time and must qualify for entry on an able body time
  • In the event of a classification event being held during an event, organisers must ensure relevant facilities are available and accessible
  • All events operating with a multi disability integrated programme must ensure that they have access to a Disability Points System software
  • Where separate Para-Swimming events are taking place, heats should be arranged time seeded

For further support please contact Swim Wales Disability Manager:

Huw.griffiths@swimming.org