Disability Swimming Talent ID Toolkit

We have released a brand new resource for teachers and coaches to help them identify the star disability swimmers of tomorrow.

Building on the excitement and inspirational performances in the pool during the London 2012 Paralympic Games, it’s a great opportunity to think about developing and nurturing talent to create those swimming heroes of the future.

British Disability Swimming has launched a new Disability Swimmer ID Toolkit to help identify potential of swimmers with a disability and their ability level in order to signpost them to the best opportunities for their development.

Developed by disability swimming officers from the Home Nations, this simple and straightforward resource can be used by schools, swimming teachers, coaches, parents and swimming co-ordinators.

The aim of the Toolkit is not to simply find the most talented swimmers but to identify swimmers at all levels and give them the opportunity to access the disability swimming pathway and progress.

With the use of assessment activities and times, it provides deliverers with comparatives allowing for accurate results and has been designed to allow for swimmers with varying levels of disability.

All assessment material has been separated into groups representing swimmers with severe, moderate and mild disabilities, with target times reflecting likewise.

The toolkit also provides important information on ‘what happens next’, with clear information about eligible conditions for classification and the classification groups within Disability Swimming, contact information for relevant organisations and the complete pathway available.

Accessing the Toolkit

The Toolkit is available both as a PDF and as a hard copy (with ring binder and waterproof pages).

To access either please fill in the form below. To access the PDF you only need to fill in the first four fields

Please note the first four fields are mandatory and need to be completed.

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