This disability committees' goal is to foster and promote the inclusion of athletes with a disability within Niagara Swimming, LSC. 

Committee Members

Anyone interested in being on the committee please email

Upcoming Events

Special Olympics- Rome, NY Meet Saturday June 1st, 2019

They are looking for HS or USA Swimming officals to help at this meet. 10am-3pm, contact Bonnie Brown at if interested in helping.

National Down Syndrome Swim Meet- Topeka, Kansas May 31-June 2nd, 2019

For more information on the National Down Syndrome team contact Sandra Sanguinetti at

Meeting Minutes

November 27, 2018

January 22, 2019

March 19, 2019

June 11, 2019

Spring 2019 HOD Report

To view the rest of the HOD Agenda follow this link.

Disability Time Standards

The time standards are designed to provide a fair, equitable and structured by using a combination of three groupings of similar disabilities for athletes, along with qualifying/motivational times tailored to different levels of competition.

2019 Niagara Championship Qualifier (Silvers)

2019 Niagara Championships (Golds)

Classification information

To be classified as a disability swimmer please contact Once classified you will receive a classification form that is valid 12/31/21. 

Niagara Officials at the Regional Special Olympic Meet held in Webster, NY May 11, 2019

Useful Links

Special Olympic Upcoming Events

Special Olympic Coaching Resources

Special Olympic Athlete Centered Coaching Guide

USA Paralympic Classification Explanations

USA Paralympic Upcoming Camps and Clinics

USA Paralympic Upcoming Competitions

National Down Syndrome Swim Team