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Philosophy of USA-S Disability Swimming

USA Swimming encourages people with disabilities to participate in the sport of swimming and facilitates their inclusion in USA Swimming programs through education and collaboration.

We seek to involve people with disabilities in existing competitions and programs for all swimmers, rather than provide unique disability-only opportunities.

 

Central Zone Disability Chair - Susan Mechler

Goals for the Central Zone:

    Organize the Central Zone Disability Chairs into the following groups for education and consistent information across the zone

    COACHES

Work with other Chairs to develop consistent information and materials across the zone in regard USA- S swimmers with a disability, groupings, necessary accommodations, information on workshops, clinics about coaching a swimmer with a disability. Anything else the group determines is necessary.

    OFFICIALS

Work with other Chairs to develop consistent information and materials across the zone regarding meet set up, entry of disability swimmers into competition. Including but limited to communication between coach and meet personnel, and referee to officiating crew

    PARENTS

Work with other Chairs to develop consistent information and materials across the zone to identify potential athletes.  Help parents learn and navigate getting a swimmer with a disability started with swimming.  Be a contact for learning and navigating swimming programs beyond USA-S 

    Gather resources for programs beyond USA- S

    Expand the current Central Zone entry procedure for swimmers with a disability to reflect USA-S swimmers with a disability terminology, qualifying times and procedures across Central Zone championship meets.  

   Develop athlete lead social media engagement

                                            

Presentation on USA-S  Disability Swimming : Everyone In the Pool

FAQ USA Swimming Disability Motivation

Para Motivational Times

     LSC Para Motivational Times

     Zone Para Motivational Times

     Sectional Para Motivational Times