In line with Swim England Talent Team, Swim England North West host a number of training sessions per year for the Regional Development Programme.
The programme is organised to development young talent, with insight into aquatic alignment and underwater streamlining and stroke development. Land training exercise to build mobility, stability and fundamental movement patterns.
To access SENW Regional Para-Swimming Training sessions all swimmers must meet the eligibility criteria for their medical impairment to be recognised for the competitive Para-Swimming pathway. The primary diagnosis must be stable and belong to one of the 10 eligible impairment types:
• Hypertonia (high muscle tone)
• Ataxia (involuntary movement)
• Athetosis (involuntary contraction of muscles)
• Limb deficiency
• Impaired passive range of movement
• Impaired muscle power
• Leg length difference
• Short stature
Para-Swimming Regional Training aims to:
- Increase number of swimmers and coaches within the Para-swimming pathway
- Identify and develop talented athletes
- Increase skills and knowledge of athletes to create a seamless transition onto national talent programmes
- Increase skills and knowledge of coaches / workforce within each region
- Develop knowledge of parents and guardians to support the para-swimmer
Key athlete eligibility criteria:
- All swimmers attending training should be a competitive member of a Swim England club
- 9+ years of age by 31st December 2022
- Swimmers with a para-swimming classification (S1-S14)
- Swimmers on the waiting list for para-swimming classification (S99)
- Swimmers with a hearing impairment (S15) or wishing to begin the process of classification with GB Deaf Swimming Club
- Swimming regularly and can swim 100m or more across multiple strokes (where impairment allows)
- Swimmers with an impairment that can be classified under the World Para-Swimming categories, who wish to compete and requiring a skills observation to begin the classification process
Those swimmers attending for a classification skills observation to begin the process of classification can be training members of a Swim England club
Para-Swimming Regional Training is aimed at those swimmers who are below British Swimming programme level
For further information on Classification please Click here
All sessions will be led by a Regional team of coaches. All qualified Coaches and Teachers from within the region are invited to observe and assist with delivery of all the Swim England North West training sessions.
Timetable for the Day
3-4pm Land Session
4.15-5.45pm Pool Session
Please ensure you complete the Health form before the deadline of 31st October 2022 Click here
An open door policy for anyone wanting to engage and gain experience from working with Para-Swimmers.
Please Note: Individuals are responsible for their own personal belongings during the course.
SENW Terms and Conditions
SENW Code of Conduct
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 7th November 2022