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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 swimming champion retires aged 21 (blog) - 19 Oct 2018
He was awarded an MBE for this achievement. The 2013 World Para Swimming World Championships in Montreal then saw him win two golds and a silver medal. He competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympics with a different classification, having moved from S7 ...
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Medals galore for Taupō para swimmer Cuda Tawhai

New Zealand Herald - 27 Sep 2018
The young swimmer, who competes with an intellectual impairment classification, began swimming competitively when he was intermediate age. He was in his second year of attending the secondary schools championships. ...
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Jarrow Paralympian Josef Craig retires from swimming

Shields Gazette - 18 Oct 2018
Following re-classification from S7 to S8, he still remained a champion securing medals at the European Championships in Eindhoven and a bronze in the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016 - making him the first person to win medals in consecutive games ...
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World Para-swimming event opens on home soil

Talking Disability - 08 Oct 2018
“Thanks to the support and additional investment from the Australian Paralympic Committee, this meet will mean that many of our athletes will have access to the international classification process.” Mr Pine says this will help athletes get geared up ...
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Asian Para Games 2018: India records best-ever show with 72 medals

Jagran Josh - 15 Oct 2018
The S10 swimming classification covers physical impairment. The swimmers in this class tend to have minimal weakness affecting their legs, missing feet, a missing leg below the knee or problems with their hips. The impairment category includes a number ...
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Sixteen-year-old Dylan Broom has been selected for the GB squad

South Wales Argus - 17 Oct 2018
It is a two stage process and I am waiting for the GB squad to sort out the international classification. My first para swim meet was in Manchester, December 2017, which was the National Para-Swimming Championships. I was competing as a junior ...
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Bradlee Ashby Smashes New Zealand Open Short Course Record

Swimming World Magazine - 03 Oct 2018
In the Para swimming events. Tupou Neiufi (Howick Pakuranga) collected three gold medals in dominating the women's 200m individual medley, 100m backstroke and 50m breaststoke events. Neiufi commented on the training her and coach Sheldon Kemp have been ...
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Penguins bring home aquatic honours

The Kingston Whig-Standard - 24 Sep 2018
Abi Tripp, who competed for Canada in the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championship in Australia this summer and also set a Canadian record in the women's para 50-metre breaststroke at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials in Edmonton, was named Ontario ...
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Pin Xiu wins 50m backstroke for S'pore's second gold

The Straits Times - 08 Oct 2018
It came as a surprise because this is a mixed class but I am very happy with my timing," said Yip, who has an S2 classification and was competing against two other swimmers who were in the S4 class. Para-swimming events are classified according to ...
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Hemiplegia can't keep local swimmer out of the pool - 27 Sep 2018
When Emily Haas — who developed hemiplegia due to a brain tumor at age 5 — started swimming lessons, “we didn't know how far it would go,” said her mother, Cherie, but Emily is currently a member of the Owatonna High School swimming and diving ...
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'Diabetes nearly killed me' - Paralympian swimmer Jonathan Fox

BBC Sport - 26 Sep 2018
"I'm glad they caught it when they did because if the classification had been fine earlier in the year then I'd have been at the Europeans when this happened," said the four-time Paralympic medallist. "I'd have been doing five or six races and then ...
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Dublin 2018: Record number of classifications

International Paralympic Committee - 10 Aug 2018
The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships which open on Monday (13 August) in Dublin, Ireland, will represent a major step in the development of Para swimming. It is the most important international competition since revised classification ...

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