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Para-Swimming records

If you want to find out our fastest swimmers, or if you are seeking the forms to apply for a new record yourself, then click the relevant button below.

British Para-Swimming Records

When UK Para-Swimming are in action headlines are not far behind. ‘GB Paralympic swimmers win four more golds in Rio’ and ‘Medal haul secured by British swimmers’ are commonplace on the back pages of national papers.

But do you know just how fast they are? Well, by accessing the documents below you can do just that. If you want to know Ellie Simmonds’ 200m Freestyle S6 record at Sheffield or any other pinnacle of achievement then click on the relevant links below.

Claiming A British Para-Swimming Record

In order to claim a British Para-Swimming record you must meet the following criteria:

  • Swimmers must be British and a registered member with a club affiliated to the ASA/WASA/SASA.
  • Swimmers must hold a current national or international classification for functional, visually impaired and intellectual disability (S1-S14).
  • All records achieved at the British Championships (Long Course or Short Course), ASA National or National Youth Championships, British International Disability Swimming Championships, DSE SC Championships, DSE Junior Championships, Welsh Disability LC Championships and UK School Games shall be automatically approved.
  • Records shall be recognised for men and women in Long Course and Short Course events.
  • Records will be accepted when times are reported by Automatic Officiating Equipment, or Semi-Automatic Officiating equipment in the event of Automatic Officiating Equipment malfunction, or by digital watches in the event of Semi-Automatic Officiating Equipment malfunction.
  • A pool measurement certificate must be attached if not previously lodged with the ASA.
  • Rules applicable to the swimmers classification shall apply in relation to the ratification of British Records.

Swimmers may apply for Long Course and Short Course records achieved at a Licensed competition or at a competition approved by IPC Swimming.

Claiming World And Regional Records

To access documents to apply for world and regional records follow the links below. For more information on the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) click here to visit its website.

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