PVS Disability Swimming

This page is intended to aggregate all information related to Disability Swimming within USA Swimming. Links, or suggested content are welcome to be sent to the Webmster.

2014 Tri-State Regional Swim Meet
March 1, 2014

Meet Information

Notes from LSC Disability Swimming Workshop, April 3-5, 2009

Article 105 Case Studies: Inclusion of Swimmers
with Disabilities at USA Swimming Competitions

Get Involved

Swimmers        Coaches        Officials

Including Swimmers with a Disability

A Guide for Swimmers and Parents

A Guide for Coaches
( Training and Conditioning for Swimmers with Disabilities )
( Coaching Swimmers with Disabilities: Stroke Technique )

A Guide for Officials
( Hints for Starters )

A Guide for Meet Directors
( Safety/Risk Management and the Inclusion of Swimmers with Disabilities )

A Guide for Local Swimming Committees
( Role of the LSC Disability Chair )

Links to Resources from USA Swimming

USA Swimming - Disability Page

USA Swimming - Disability Resources

USA Swimming - Disability Articles

USA Swimming - Scholastic All American Recognition

Disability Sport Organizations

The following organizations offer disability-specific swimming competitions. In some cases, the organizations also offer athlete development programs such as clubs/swimming practices, camps, and clinics. The international organizations conduct quadrennial multi-sports competitions analogous to the Olympic Games: (a) the International Parlympic Committee conducts Paralympic Games in the same years as Olympic Games; (b) CISS conducts the Deaflympics in the years following the Olympic Games; and (c) Special Olympics International conducts the World Special Olympics Games in the years preceding the Olympic Games.

International Governing Bodies

USA Governing Bodies

Disability Sport Organizations

International Sport Organizations

American and World Records

Swimmers must be classified according to ability/disability characteristics before they are eligible to establish American and World records. USA Swimming does not conduct or recognize classifications, and does not maintain disability-only records. Instead swimmers must contact the organizations that conduct disability-only swimming programs for such information.


American Records

World Records