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U.S. Paralympics Swimming event website

The web site listed below contains information for swim meets hosted by U.S. Paralympics Swimming for athletes with an impairment.   

http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Swimming/Events

USA Swimming’s Disability Page

A Guide for Coaches

A Guide for Parents and Athletes

A Guide for Officials

US Paralympic Committee’s Swimming Page

A Guide to Disability Classifications for Paralympic Meets

When an athlete attends an IPC approved event (see below), they will be submitted to a physical evaluation and active swimming evaluation by a team of Doctors and Officials to verify their disability classification.  This document from Virginia Swimming provides a brief synopsis of those classifications.

 

Wyoming Swimming encourages athletes to participate in events hosted by their local swimming clubs and provides financial supports athletes qualifying and competing in the following regional and national IPC events:

DOMESTIC NATIONAL LEVEL EVENTS - CANAM SERIES (IPC APPROVED)

(up to $500 reimbursement for travel fees)

2014

March 27-29 CanAm Championships, USA, Miami, FL

December 12-14 CanAm Open, Canada, TBA

 

DOMESTIC REGIONAL LEVEL EVENTS (IPC APPROVED)

(up to $150 reimbursement for travel fees)

2014

February 1?]2 Richmond Disability Meet, Richmond, VA**

May 3?]4 Cincinnati Disability Meet (formally GTAC), Cincinnati, OH**

June 21?]22 Jimi Flowers Classic, Colorado Springs, CO**

Sept TBA Santa Clara Disability Meet, Santa Clara, CA**

 

Can-Am Qualifying Standards (attached pdf)

 

Wyoming Swimming is making an effort to encourage and increase participation of para-athletes. If you have any para-athletes or further questions about Para-swimming in Wyoming, please contact: Sinead O’Dwyer