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.        


2018 Selection Criteria

Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships and World Para Swimming World Series Selection Criteria

2019 Parapan American Games

  Athlete Selection Procedures

  Staff Selection Procedures

2019 Swimming World Championships

Athlete Selection Procedures 

2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

Tokyo Paralympic Events 

Additional Documents

U.S. Paralympics Complaint Procedures