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The education, instruction and training of individuals to develop
and improve their capabilities in the sport of swimming.
To provide a safe and healthy environment, encompassing all backgrounds and abilities that create a tradition of excellence in the sport of swimming.


USAS Para Swimming Website

Para Swimming LSC Time Standards
Para Swimming Zones Time Standards
Para Swimming Sectionals Time Standards

USAS Approved Motivational Time Standards History and Rational

  • Para swimmers have had no standards in which to attach personal goals until they’ve been classified and reached the Can-Am standard.  From there it’s quite a leap to Emerging Team status with US Paralympics.
  • Para swimmers have been graciously accepted in many meets, but with little consistency.
  • Unfortunately, they have also been denied access to several meets due to no available standards.
  • More recently, standards for para-swimmers have been despairingly applied across meets of similar ability in comparison to those for traditional swimmers.
  • These standards represent 3 years of research and development by several members of the disability committee in collaboration with other professionals and volunteers with vested interest in the sport of para-swimming.
  • Today marks a historical date in the advancement of para-swimming nationwide! 

USAS Para Swimming Presentation power point