Swimming

The TTPC Swimming Programme focuses on providing “High Performance Development” coaching from beginners to elite and a “Train the Trainers” Programme
The programme is designed to provide all the assistance necessary to ensure that the athlete is given state of the art training and best practice discipline and etiquette required for elite all round performance.

Athletes with a physical disability or blindness/visual impairment will be trained by experienced swim coaches. Coaches are qualified in treating with Athletes with Disabilities (AWDs), and knowledgeable in qualifying standards, and classification according to the rules and regulations of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The athletes will develop (and their skills will be measured) in Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Medley events. Athletes are classified based on their functional ability to perform each stroke.
Swimming is governed by the IPC and coordinated by the IPC Swimming Technical Committee, which incorporates the rules of the International Swimming Federation (FINA). The FINA rules are followed with a few modifications, such as optional platform or in-water starts for some races and the use of signals or ‘tappers’ for swimmers with blindness/visual impairment; however, no prostheses or assistive devices are permitted.

For more information on Swimming, please see the official website at www.ipc-swimming.org.