Classification Eligibility Guidelines for Disability Swimming (S1-S15)
Classification groups S1-S15 are for those swimmers with a functional, visual, learning or hearing impairment.
S1 - S10 swimmers with a functional (physical) disability.
The following disabilities meet the eligibility requirements of the functional classification system*:
Amputees (including dysmelia)
Spinal Cord injury
* Please note that this list is not exhaustive, however provides a guide to functional classification eligibility
S11 - S13 swimmers with a visual impairment
The range here is from blind to visually impaired (best eye with best correction)
S14 swimmers with a Learning Disability
Swimmers must have an IQ of 75 or less to meet the criteria
S15 swimmers with a hearing impairment
Any swimmer who wears a hearing aid in both ears will be considered
There are a number of conditions that do not meet the eligibility criteria as follows*:
* Please note that this list is not exhaustive, however provides a guide
It must be noted that even those swimmers that have a condition eligible to be classified may still not be sufficiently impaired to gain a classification.
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