The 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for swimming are scheduled to take place June 17-20, 2021 in Minneapolis. Team USA's top Paralympic swimmers will travel to compete in the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota for a chance to qualify for a spot on the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team.

Updated information related to the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials - Swimming can be found on the Trials Updates page.

Travel information - arrival timeline

All participants must arrive in Minneapolis at least 72 hours prior to their first competition or first sustained interaction with athletes, absent a showing of extenuating circumstances (e.g. flight delays). Arrival deadlines listed below are based on first competition date. Non-athlete Participants with roles that require sustained interaction with athletes must arrive at least 72 hours prior to the first sustained interaction or first competition date, whichever comes first.

Swimming timeline:
First Competition date Arrival Deadline
Thursday, June 17 Monday, June 14 by 3:00 p.m. CDT
Friday, June 18 Tuesday, June 15 by 3:00 p.m. CDT
Saturday June 19 Wednesday, June 16 by 3:00 p.m. CDT

Entry Information

Trials Eligibility 
Swimmers must have at least one 2020 Trials Minimum Qualifying Standard (MQS) from a WPS approved competition in one of the IPC Paralympic Games program events:

IPC Paralympic Games program events:
Event Women Men
50m Free S4, S6, S8, S10, S11 S13 S3, S4, S5, S7, S9, S10, S11, S13
100m Free S3, S5, S7, S9, S10, S11, S12 S4, S5, S6, S8, S10, S12
200m Free S5, S14 S2, S3, S4, S5, S14
400m Free S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S13 S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S13
50m Back S3, S4, S5 S1, S2, S3, S4, S5
100m Back S2, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12, S13, S14 S1, S2, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12, S13, S14
50m Breast SB3 SB2, SB3
100m Breast SB4, SB5, SB6, SB7, SB8, SB9, SB11, SB12, SB13, SB14 SB4, SB5, SB6, SB7, SB8, SB9, SB11, SB12, SB13, SB14
50m Fly S5, S6, S7 S5, S6, S7
100m Fly S8, S9, S10, S13, S14 S8, S9, S10, S11, S12, S13, S14
150m IM SM4 SM3, SM4
200m IM SM5, SM6, SM7, SM8, SM9, SM10, SM11, SM13, SM14 SM6, SM7, SM8, SM9, SM10, SM11, SM13, SM14

All times swum from Oct. 1, 2018 through the published entry deadline will be eligible for entry.

All athletes must have a 2021 World Para Swimming License. All athletes must have a national classification with status NN, NR, NC or an international classification with a status of Review (R), R-Fixed Review Date or Confirmed (C) to be eligible for entry to the Trials.

Venue
Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center - University of Minnesota 
1910 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Training Dates
June 15-16, 2021 (times TBD)

Competition Dates
June 17-19, 2021

Team Announcement
Private Team Announcement (athletes only): June 20, 2021 
Location: McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Spectators
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, U.S. Paralympics has made the difficult decision to not allow spectators at the upcoming U.S. Paralympic Team Trials to be held June 17-20, 2021 in Minneapolis. This decision will impact all three sports in contention - U.S. Paralympics Cycling, U.S. Paralympics Swimming and U.S. Paralympics Track & Field. U.S. Paralympics and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of Team USA. We will continue to closely monitor local and federal guidance to reevaluate this policy should the situation change.

Contact Information
For any trials related questions, please contact us by email at uspara.swiminfo@usopc.org