Para Swimming competition is open to male and female athletes in the categories for dwarfs, amputees, blind/visually impaired, spinal cord injured/wheelchair, cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke and les autres.

Classification through Paralympics Ireland takes place to ensure that persons with the same levels of disability swim against each other. Learn more about Para Swimming classification.

Swim Ireland clubs are open to all swimmers with disabilities, and competitions are open to those who have been classified by Paralympics Ireland.

For information on classification, national para swimming squads and international para swimming competitions please contact Paralympics Ireland.

In 2018, Swim Ireland in partnership with Paralympics Ireland and Sport Ireland hosted the European Para Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin.

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