STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY - SWIMMING

NSWCPS provides opportunities for eligible students enrolled in affiliated schools to participate in the school swimming representative pathway.

 SWIMMING CLASSIFICATIONS EXPLAINED

COMPETITION FORMAT

The MacKillop and Polding Championships include Multi Class (MC) events allowing swimmers with a range of disabilities to compete in the same race. In order to compete in MC competition swimmers must have an eligible classification. Swimmers race against the world record time in that event for their classification. Event results are determined using the Multi Class Point Score system. The winner of the race is not always who touches the wall first, but the swimmer who posts the highest point score (i.e. a time closest to the world record for their classification). Swimmers may be granted certain exceptions to the normal swimming rules in order to compete fairly. This allows for meaningful and fair competition for all swimmers.

EVENTS

50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly & 50m Breaststroke

GENDER

Boys & Girls

AGE CATEGORIES

Junior (8 to 10 years) & Senior (11 to 13 years) - A competitor whose significant birthday occurs during the current year is eligible for that age event only. No competitor may enter both junior and senior events.

 For information regarding classification and the application form to compete go to the Students With a Disability webpage