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Certificate of Swimming Disability

A number of swimmers have impairments that prevent them from competing against able-bodied competitors.

The purpose of the certificate is to ensure that disabled competitors do not get disqualified for performing a stroke incorrectly due to their disability and who:

  • Have not yet been classified
  • Do not wish to undergo classification
  • Do not fit the Physical Classification System

Certification will only be given to swimmers who are ASA/SASA/WASA members with a permanent disability and not to swimmers suffering from short term incapacity.

Click here to download the Certificate of Swimming Disability Application Form.The certificate is valid for two years and will need to be reapplied for.

To obtain a certificate a swimmer should download the application form and return to the address stated along with a record of the problem and proof of the disability from a physiotherapist, GP or hospital consultant.

A laminated certificate will then be issued for presentation to the referee before the start of a race.

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