Para swimming competitions

Taking part in competitions

If your child enjoys swimming and wants to do more of it to get better, they could get involved with competitive swimming. They’ll get loads of help and support and could be Britain’s next Paralympic champion.

For those with the potential to become an achiever in Para swimming there is a structured talent pathway in place and a lot of support available.


Learn more about classification in the British Swimming zone.This is the grouping of athletes in swimming to ensure there is a fair playing field during competition.

Your child will go through a classification process as a competitive swimmer that will assess his or her functional mobility with classes labelled S1-S15. These are defined:

Regional competitions

Swim England South East hold Para swimming competitions every year, information will be posted on the website calendar and Hub Clubs will also know when the competitions are being held.

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