Disability Swimming information can be found on the British Swimming website at
I get asked a lot about classification. I think of it as:
- S14 – A intellectual impairment
- S11-S13 – different levels of visual impairments with S11 being a complete or near complete loss of sight.
- S1-S10 – The physically affected disabilities. The S10 is similar to missing one ‘thing’ e.g hand or foot and S9 therefore is missing two things a foot and half a leg or a hand an half an arm. The S1 & S2 swimmers are classified as the most physically impaired.
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