U.S. Paralympics Swimming


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.        

2023 Parapan American Games

2023 Parapan Athlete Selection Procedures

2023 Parapan Staff Selection Procedures

Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships

2023 Para Swimming World Championship Athlete Selection Procedures

2023 Para Swimming World Championship Staff Selection Procedures

Duel in the Pool

Duel in the Pool Athlete Selection Procedures

Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships

Madiera 2022 World Para Swimming Championships Athlete Selection Procedures

2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the postponement of the Paralympic Games, the Selection Procedures are currently under review and may be amended.

In the event that the procedures are changed or amended, the updates will be posted online and widely distributed as soon as possible. As new developments occur on a daily basis, U.S. Paralympics Swimming remains flexible but ensures that it will act expediently and in a manner to ensure a fair process for all. U.S. Paralympics Swimming will keep its athletes informed along the way, and we appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate the challenges this has presented.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Athlete Selection Procedures

Tokyo Paralympic Events 
Staff Selection Procedures

Additional Documents

U.S. Paralympics Complaint Procedures
Athlete Selection Changes Letter 
U.S. Paralympics Background Check Policy  
Background Check Procedures

SafeSport Code for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement (4/15/2019). 
Athlete Representation in Selection Procedures 
Paralympic Sport Advisory Group

Athlete Ombuds

The Office of the Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to elite athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns.

Neither U.S. Paralympics nor any U.S. Paralympics athlete, employee, contractor, coach, referee/official, agent, or volunteer may threaten or take action against an athlete for disclosing information to or asking for assistance from the Office of the Athlete Ombuds. The policy of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds can be found here:  www.teamusa.org/athlete-ombuds.

Phone:    719-866-5000

Email:     ombudsman@usathlete.org

Website: usaathlete.org