PNS Disability Swimming Page
 
9/21/21:  

Upcoming annual California Classic, a para event held in Yucaipa, CA.  This year’s event will be October 23-24 with opportunities such as classification, camps and officials training occurring on Friday the 22nd

Questions may be directed to:  [email protected] or locally contact PNS Disability Swimming Chair, Kiko Van Zandt 

 

Intro clinic [link to flyer] and Select Camp [link to flyer] on Friday.  Any swimmers, parents and coaches who are newer to the para space or swimming with a disability will benefit from the intro clinic.  If you have swimmers in your LSC which are at the sectional para standard level, the select camp is great way to connect them US Paralympics Swimming and the opportunities at the national and international level which may be on the horizon for them. 

 

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9/12/19:  PNS Swimmer  Competes at Para PAN AMERICAN GAMES

Congratulations to Abbey Nardella, Chinook, on her nomination to the U.S. PARALYMPIC team that competed in Lima,Peru,  August 23-September 1, 2019.  Swimming in the classification S6-SB6-SM6,  Abbey represented the U.S. and PNS well, winning bronze in the 100 breaststroke and placing in the top 8 in her other 5 events.  She set 2 personal best times in the 100 free and 100 backstroke setting the stage for a good 9 months of training going into the U.S PARALYMPIC trials and Tokyo 2020.
This opportunity provided her with valuable experience such as living with the team in a village setting, swimming a multiple day/prelims-finals event, long distance travel and adjusting to time zone changes and increased independence.

PNS is proud of your accomplishments, Abbey!

8/22/19:  PNS Swimmer Selected for the Para Pan American Team

Abbey Nardella, Chinook Aquatic Club, has been selected to represent the Team USA at the 2019 Para Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

These Games are the “parallel” event for athletes with a disability  to the Pan American Games for able-bodied athletes.

Opening Ceremonies are August 23rd, Swimming competition August 25-31st, Closing Ceremonies September 1st.

There will be 1890 athletes from 33 nations competing in 17 sports and 18 disciplines.

Abbey will be competing in the S6- SB6- SM6 swimming classifications for swimmers with a disability, swimming 6 events during the competition.

Congratulations, Abbey!  And Good Luck!

We will look forward to hearing about your experience!

  • Kiko Van Zandt,

Disability Swimming Chair, PNS

RESOURCES:

US Paralympics

Canadian Para-Swimming