U.S. Paralympics Swimming


Robert Griswold finishes a race at the 2017 World Championships.

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.        

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 - to be posted soon.

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
Athlete Representation in Selection Procedures 
Paralympic Sport Advisory Group