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Para-swimming classification is a function-based classification...

wikipedia - 11 Sep 2016
Para-swimming classification is a function-based classification system designed to allow for fair competition in disability swimming. The classes are prefixed with "S" for freestyle, butterfly and backstroke events, "SB" for breaststroke and "SM" for individual medley events. Swimmers with physical disabilities are divided into ten classes based on their degree of functional disability. Those with visual impairments are placed in three additional classes. A final class, S14, is reserved for swimmers
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Paralympic Champion Matt Wylie Retires After Being Classed Up

SwimSwam - 28 Jun 2018
“Matt has made an enormous contribution to para-swimming. He is one of the most professional and dedicated athletes I've ever had the privilege of working with,” said Chris Furber, national performance director for British Para-Swimming ...
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Para Classification Chaos: New System Only Renews Past Woes

SwimSwam - 02 Jun 2018
In late 2017, World Para Swimming announced that it would implement a new classification process, effective January 1, 2018 – all athletes are required to undergo a new classification test in 2018 (with the exception of a few special cases, which can ...
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to Berlin 2018 | World Para Swimming World Series | Behind the Scenes

International Paralympic Committee - 11 Jun 2018
As the Berlin World Series comes to an end, IDM takes a closer look at the stories behind some of the swimmers taking part. For more information about World Para Swimming visit: Like and follow World Para Swimming on ...
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US Para-Swimmers Michelle Konkoly, Julia Gaffney Reclassified

SwimSwam - 01 May 2018
With that in mind, swimmers at the Indianapolis World Para Swimming World Series stop last month began the re-classification process. Among those reclassified were US swimmers Michelle Konkoly and Julia Gaffney. Konkoly, 26, was been paralyzed from ...
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Setting Up 2018 in World Para Swimming

SwimSwam - 10 Feb 2018
We're now a couple months removed from the 2017 Para Swimming World Championships, and approaching the start of another busy season in Paralympic swimming. Much like the non-Para side of the sport, 2018 is a bit of a bumper year – there's no big ...
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Para-swimmers are 'exaggerating their disability', MPs told

The Guardian - 03 Nov 2017
The crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday after claims swimmers are deliberately exaggerating their disability in order to win more medals. Mark Hanson, whose daughter Levana is a ...
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Aussie Para Swimmers Take Stage At National Championships

SwimSwam - 28 Feb 2018
Para swimming finals are mixed in with swimming during the 2018 Australian Swimming Trials, with several domestic stars proving they're ready to shine. National record holder Matthew Levy took the men's S7 50m freestyle title in a mark of 28.61, not ...

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