Swimming Australia has developed a new online resource to assist swimmers with disability to Get Classified, Get Involved and Get Discovered in swimming. View the video, or read more, below to find out more!
Swimming Australia provides competition for people with disability called Multi Class swimming. Multi Class swimming events use minor modifications to the swimming rules to provide fair and meaningful competition for swimmers with a range of disabilities.
To help swimmers access Multi Class swimming competition Swimming Australia has developed the Multi Class Swimming Engagement Portal. This new online resource will provide swimmers with everything they need to know about getting classified and accessing club and competition opportunities.
The online tool also collects important information which will help Swimming Australia discover and support talented swimmers who aspire to represent Australia, just like our Australian Dolphins Swim Team currently at the IPC World Championships in Glasgow.
Swimming Australia with the help of the state and territory swimming associations deliver Multi Class swimming competitions from club level all the way to Australian Championships. Swimmers with physical, vision, intellectual and hearing impairment and people who have received a transplant may be eligible to participate in Multi Class swimming events. There are minimum impairment requirements and swimmers need to be classified to determine if they are eligible.
The Multi Class Swimming Engagement Portal provides a starting point for anyone with disability looking to get involved in competitive swimming.
To get started click here - http://www.swimming.org.au/multi-class-swimming.html