U.S. Paralympics Swimming


Hannah Aspden warms up at the 2015 IPC World Championships

Camps & Clinics

The following are upcoming camps and clinics. Please check this list often as new events will be added and changes can be made to the ones listed.

Join U.S. Paralympics Swimming for a virtual information session! Zoom details will be emailed to all registrants on November 7.

In this session, you will learn:
• Discover the roles of the USOPC and U.S. Paralympics Swimming
• Identify distinctions of U.S. Paralympics and Special Olympics
• Describe the basic constructs of classifications, rules, and exceptions
• Compare the levels of the Para Swimmer Development Model (PSDM)
• Compare the competition progression associated with the PSDM
• Compare & Contrast training considerations
• Utilize basic biomechanical modifications/adaptations for athletes with
physical, visual and/or intellectual disabilities
• Outline what’s next

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Join U.S. Paralympics Swimming on November 22 for a virtual coaching clinic! Zoom details will be sent to all registrants on November 21.

In this session, you will learn to:
• Discover the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games footprint
• Examine the classification, system, rules and exceptions by WPS
• Identify aspects of preparing an athlete for a classification experience
• Examine the Para Swimming Development Model (PSDM)
• Observe basic biomechanical swimming modifications/adaptations
• Differentiate the technical progressions of a para-swimmer
• Identify basic strength & conditioning modifications/adaptations
• Review recovery, nutritional and travel hints for Para swimmers
• Compare a seasonal/annual plan with overlapping commitments

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Join National Team Coach Justin Anderson and Nathan Manley along with national team athletes Zach Shattuck and Leanne Smith for a pool side chat on October 25, 2020 6:00pm MST.

This clinic will be presented virtually via Zoom. To attend, register by clicking on the link below. All registrants will receive a presentation link on October 24.

In this session, expectations include:
• Live athlete and coach discussion regarding what 2021 looks like as they reset for Tokyo Paralympic Games.
• Athlete and coach stories, biomechanical modifications and training adaptations as participants develop as Para swimmers getting ready to compete on the world stage
• Learning ways to use what you already know with Para swimmers For more information and resources on Para swimming

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This clinic will be presented virtually via Zoom on October 24, 2020 9:00am PST. To attend, register by clicking on the link below. All registrants will receive a presentation link on October 23.

In this session, you will learn to:
• Define Paralympics
• Distinguish key roles of the USOPC & USPS
• Outline the basics of WPS Classification & Sport Class Assignment
• Explore exception codes
• Identify main differences of USA Swimming & WPS officiating
• Include para swimmers in USA Swimming Sanctioned meets
• Explore what’s next