Introducing Disabilities And Swimming

One of the great things about swimming is that it’s a fully inclusive activity for everyone to take part in. Learn all about swimming with disabilities or a disability.

If you are at school then visit our Under-16s section for more information on getting into swimmingSwimming is a fantastic activity for people with disabilities or special needs, whatever their age.

And it is by far the favourite sport of many disabled adults, according to government surveys.

Paralympic medallist and world champion swimmer Matthew Whorwood helps explain why:

Swimming is great because it’s non-impact and a good way to get fit without risking injury. Also, once you’re in the pool you’re the same as everyone else, any physical disabilities are irrelevant.

In this section we'll help you find out what you need to know about swimming with a disability:

Use our Pool Finder to track down your nearest pool and ask them about swimming sessions for people with disabilities.