Disability Swimming

Disability Swimming information can be found on the British Swimming website at

http://www.swimming.org/britishswimming/para-swimming

 

Stephanie Millwer

Paralympic Athelete

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.

For more information please look at:

http://www.paralympic.org/swimming/classification