Disability Swimming
PNS Disability Swimming Page

Welcome to the PNS Disability Swimming Page.  Please contact the PNS Office if you would like to post to this page

"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. Swimmers who prefer disability-only programs should consult the links menu in the “Get Involved” (on the USA Swimming Disability page)"

Kiko Van Zandt PNS Disability Chair

  Announcements, Updates, Information

Swimmers with a Disability:  Competition opportunity in California!

Shadow Seals will be taking a team of athletes with a disability down to the Angel City Games in Los Angeles, June 22-24, 2018.

If you are a PNS swimmer with a disability and want to attend this competition, please see link below.

We would love to have you join us or you can bring your own coach!

Please go ahead and sign up for the meet on your own.

Please let Kiko Van Zandt , PNS Disability Swimming Chair know if you are planning on attending at

Angel City Games information click here


8/14/2015:  CONGRATULATIONS to Haley Beranbaum (formerly of SRST) now training at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO on her spectacular achievement at Parapan-Am Games.  Haley ended the games tied with Mallory Weggemann as the U.S. athletes that won the most individual medals at the games. She went 5 for 5 winning 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.

"Rising superstar Haley Beranbaum also won her fifth medal of the games after beating out her fellow racers in 56.36 in the women’s 50 backstroke S5. Beranbaum finally nabbed her first gold medal of the competition to add to her two silver and two bronze medals from earlier in the week."

“That felt really good,” said Beranbaum. “I had some great competitors pushing me, especially the two Brazilians in my peripheral, so I just thought you gotta keep going. It was also a really good time for me, either right on my best or a little bit faster.”  (link to entire article)

  5/14/14:  PNS Swimmers excel at the 2014 Paralympic Spring Can-AM Championships.  Read the entire article.

4/20/2013:  PNS Swimmer Shine at Recent Can-AM Paralympics Championships setting American, Pan American and World Records and earning Swimmer of the Meet AwardRead the entire article.


Haley Beranbaum (SSC) has always liked proving people wrong when it comes to her abilities. Even though she’s been swimming competitively for just two years, she has already set the pool on fire with eight American Paralympic records.  Read the entire article about Haley on the USA Swimming web

  4/10/2011: Meet updates from the Paralympic Nationals in Minneapolis
Day Three: Kayla Wheeler (Shadow Seals) National Champion in the S3 100 Free; Ira Kaplan (PRO): 7th in S6 200 IM; Haley Beranbaum (Stingrays) 2nd in S5 100 Free; Casey Johnson (WAVE) 4th in the S6 200 IM and 3rd in the S6 100 Free.  Day Two: Kayla Wheeler (Shadow Seals) National Champion in both the S3 50 Free and the S3 50 Fly; Casey Johnson (WAVE) National Champion in the S6 100 Back and 2nd in the S6 50 Fly; Ira Kaplan (PRO) National Champion in the S6 50 Fly and 2nd in the S6 100 Back; Sierra Landholm (Metro Aquatics) 2nd in the S9 200 Back, 5th in S9 100 Back; Haley Beranbaum (Stingrays) 2nd in the S5 50 Fly, 3rd in the S5 50 Free and 4th in S5 50 Back. Day One: Sierra Landholm (Metro Aquatics) National Champion in the S9 800 Free; Kayla Wheeler (Shadow Seals) National Champion in the S3 200 Free; Haley Beranbaum (Stingrays) 3rd place in S5 200 Free and 4th in the S5 100 Breast; Casey Johnson (WAVE) in the S6 100 Breast
   USA Swimming Disability Page
  Including Swimmers with a Disability: A Guide for Local  Swimming Committees
  A Guide for Coaches
  A Guide for Officials
  A Guide for Meet Directors and Safety Personnel
  A Guide for Swimmers and Parents
  US Paralympic Swimming
  Canadian Para-Swimming