Selection Procedures

The process by which athletes qualify for U.S. teams to major international competitions, such as the World Para Swimming Championships and the Paralympic Games, is generally posted 12-18 months before the competition. U.S. Paralympics or the relevant national governing body may use other methods, including invitation, to select teams to other international competitions.        

2019 Parapan American Games

2019 Parapan American Games Athlete Selection Procedures

2019 Parapan American Games Staff Selection Procedures

2019 World Championships 

AMENDED 2019 World Para Swimming Championships Athlete Selection Procedures (Amended May 31, 2019)

MQS sheet

2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Athlete Selection Procedures.

Tokyo Paralympic Events. 

Staff Selection Procedures.  

Additional Documents

U.S. Paralympics Complaint Procedures.

Athlete Selection Changes Letter. 

USOC Background Check Policy (4/10/2019). 

Background Check Procedures (4/10/2019). 

SafeSport Code for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement (4/15/2019). 

USOC Background