Classification Awareness


Multi Class swimming provides meaningful competition for swimmers with a disability. In order to compete under the multi class system, a swimmer must be classified.

Classification groups athletes according to the impact of their impairment on their ability to compete in the sport of swimming. The purpose of classification in swimming is to minimise the impact of eligible impairment types on the outcome of competition so that athletes who succeed in competition are those with best anthropometry, physiology and psychology and who have enhanced them to best effect. In Australia, classification is designed to ensure a fair environment for competition at all levels from club through to Australian Championships.

Swimming Queensland will deliver a series of webinars focussed around classification and the multi class system.

This program is aimed at anyone wishing to find out more information around Swimming Australia’s classification and the multi class system.

To find out more about classification and the multi class system including the classes, exceptions to the rules, the National Classification Masterlist and the Multi Class Point Score, visit the Swimming Australia Classification page.

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