Swimming

"One of the best activities for total body fitness..."

Meet the Paralympians: Ellie Simmonds 61
Meet the Paralympians: Ellie Simmonds

Open to men and women of all ages, Swimming has been a Paralympic sport since the inaugural Games in 1960.

An extremely physically demanding sport, swimming has been identified as one of the best activities for total body fitness, whether you compete at elite level or just for fun.

Swimmers with a functional, visual or intellectual impairment are eligible to compete within the Paralympic Movement.

Those with a functional impairment are classified by their ability into 10 groups (S1-10).

Those with a visual impairment currently compete within three groups (S11-13), and those with an intellectual impairment have one classification group (S14).

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