USA Swimming Disability Committee

Mission Statement

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.


Athlete Protection Training Requirement
Adult Athletes with Cognitive Disabilities


U.S. Paralympics Swimming



February 28, 2019

EP046 Robin Heller with SEASTARS Aquatics Reveals How She Works with Special Needs Children to Learn to Swim

Click here to Listen


Fred Lamback Disability Meet


Zone Selection Process


ASCA Advance Para Swimming Clinic - Sept 4.


U.S. Paralympics Swimming - Coaches Clinics

A number of national clinics for coaches are being conducted by U.S. Paralympics Swimming during 2017.  The focus of these clinics is education and support for coaches who either have or would like to coach athletes with impairments. 

The scheduled for these clinics can be found on the website at:  Please pass this information on to any coaches who may have an interest.

Paralympic Clinic Oct 10 - Florida Southern Campus




“Just Keep Swimming...” (2018 version)

Helping people article

Video- Anthony of  Seastars

Video - Seastars Presentation -://


2016 Convention Business Meeting Minutes