Para/Disability Swimming

Para Swimming

Para Swimming opportunities continue to grow, with a number of clubs acting as hub sites for Para swimmers.  Essentially this means that any swimmer can go along to these hub clubs and they will then be pointed in the direction of the most appropriate club environment.  A list of South West Assessment Hubs is available here.

All SW Club swimmers are able to access county training sessions in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Talent Identification Days

These are days where swimmers can be tested to see if they meet the criteria to become a Para Swimmer.  Click here for details of Talent Identification Days that are taking place.

To find out more about opportunities for Para swimmers, please contact Carl Cooper.

Need more information on how to become a Para Swimmer?

Click here to visit the Swim England website where you can find 5 steps to becoming a Para Swimmer.  

What is Classification? 

Classification provides a structure for competition, athletes competing have a competitive disadvantage due to their impairments. A system has been put in place to minimise the impact of impairments in sport performance and to ensure the success of the athlete is determined by their skill, fitness, power, endurance tactical ability and mental focus (source: British Swimming). 

Click here to visit British Swimming's website where you can read more about the categories of classification. 


To view the minutes for the Para/Disability Committee Meetings please click here.

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