The Development Day is open to all swimmers who are part of a North West Regional swimming club, have a Para-Swimming Classification (S1-14) or have an impairment eligible for Para-Swimming.
Swimmers must meet the eligibility criteria for their medical impairment to be recognised for the competitive Para-Swimming pathway. The primary diagnosis must be stable and belong to one of the 10 eligible impairment types: • Hypertonia (high muscle tone) • Ataxia (involuntary movement) • Athetosis (involuntary contraction of muscles) • Limb deficiency • Impaired passive range of movement • Impaired muscle power • Leg length difference • Short stature • Visual • Intellectual The programme is organised to develop young talent and consists of the following: – Pool Sessions working on stroke efficiency, speed play and racing starts. – Land Training which will work on strength and conditioning for racing starts. – Swimmer and Parent Workshop – Coach Workshop All qualified Teachers and Coaches from the region are invited to attend the Para-Swimming Development Day. Please Note: Individuals are responsible for their own personal belongings during the course.