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Swimming with a Disability
SNSW Multiclass Record Attempt Form
SAL Multiclass Records Attempt Form
What is Multi-Class Swimming?

Multi Class (MC) swimming is a form of competition designed specifically for swimmers with a disability. MC events are normal swimming events with some minor modifications to the rules and regulations.
 

In order to compete in MC events, swimmers must have an eligible classification. MC events see swimmers with a range of disabilities, from multiple classifications competing in the same race. Swimmers race against the world record time in that event for their classification. The winner of the race is not always who touches the wall first, but the swimmer who posts 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 competition for all swimmers.

Get Started

To let us know that you/your child is interested in getting involved in swimming please complete the Multi Class Swimming Engagement form. We will get back to you with more information specific to you.
 

Classification

Classification is used to place athletes of similar abilities or functions into groups for the purpose of competition. Classification in sports for people with disability considers an athlete's medical condition, physical attributes, and functional ability to group them into classes. Classification is used in Australia nationally to ensure meaningful competition at all levels.

For more Classification information, including the below information, visit the

Swimming Australia website:

  • Swimming Classification Factsheet - A summary of the Australian Swimming Classification System

  • New Provisional Classification Process Guide

  • New Provisional Classification Process Additional Information

Classification Dates & Resources

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