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" section below. Click here to view the latest disability swimming resources including videos and articles.
If you have any questions you may contact Char Sorensen Disability Chair for CSI and the Regional Officials Chair for the Western Zone USParalympics.
USA Swimming is committed to a culture of inclusion and opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender expression and sexual orientation.
Article 304.3.3 - USA Swimming's Code of Conduct (page 102 - 2016 Rule book)
Discrimination in violation of the Amateur Sports Act which requires that USA Swimming must provide an equal opportunity to athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials to participate in the sport of swimming. Athletes must be allowed to participate and compete to the fullest extent allowed by the Rules and Regulations. Discrimination against any member or participant on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, genetics, mental of physical disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law, where applicable, is prohibited.