Swimming for men and women has been a part of the Paralympic program since the first Games in 1960 in Rome, Italy.  Today, the races are highly competitive and among the largest and most popular events in the Paralympic Games. Paralympic swimming competitions occur in 50-meter pools and, while competing, no prostheses or assistive devices may be worn.

Paralympic swimming competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as dwarfism, amputation/limb loss, blindness/visual impairment, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users, cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke, cognitive impairment and Les autres.

For more information on U.S. Paralympics Swimming, email paralympicsport.info@usoc.org.

Find a local program in your community - visit the Paralympic Resource Network.

Performance Incentive Overall Ranking List - 2017

 Women  Men
 Rank Name Points Total Rank Name Points Total
 1  Leanne Smith  28  1  Evan Austin  21
 2  Cortney Jordan 22  1 Tharon Drake  21
 3  Sophia Herzog 21  1  Robert Griswold  21
 4 Michelle Konkoly 20  4 Rudy Garcia-Tolson 16
 5  Rebecca Meyers 15  4  Zachary Shattuck 16


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