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Training Programme

2024 Information & Dates

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby, CV22 5LJ

All sessions consist of two elements, a land training session and a pool session

Eligibility Criteria


Swimmers may sign up during the programme there is no start date cut off

Session 2
Date: Sunday 24th March 2024 
Time: 11.15am – 3pm

Session 3
Date: Sunday 9th June 2024
Time: 11.15am – 3pm

The Midlands Regional Para-Swimming Programme has been set up by the East Midlands, West Midlands and Swim England Para-Swimming to engage and support swimmers across the Midlands with an impairment that can be classified under the World Para-Swimming categories to develop their skills, experience and knowledge through their journey as a Para-Swimmer.

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The Regional Para-Swimming Programme aims:

• Increase number of swimmers and coaches within the Para-Swimming Pathway
• Identify and develop talented athletes
• Increase skills and knowledge of Teachers and Coaches within the Region
• Develop knowledge of parents and guardians to support the para-swimmer
• Develop consistent messaging throughout the para-swimming pathway

Eligible athletes:

• Swim England Competitive members
• 9 years plus as of 31 December
• Aimed at those NOT on a World Class programme
• Those who are swimming regularly and can swim 100m or more across multiple strokes (where impairment allows)
• Swimmers with a classification or on the classification waiting list (S99)
• Swimmers with an eligible impairment, who wish to compete and requiring a skills observation to begin the classification process
• Those swimmers attending for a skills observation can be Training members, but must be Competitive members to be placed on a classification waiting list
• Training members attending should attend the pool session only
• This would be an ideal progression opportunity for those who have graduated from the Start Para-Swimming programme
• Swimmers with a Hearing Impaired classification (S15) or wishing to begin the process of classification with GB Deaf Swimming Club

Should any of our athletes not yet be classified, the Development or Head Coach can complete the required application form and provide the swimmer and their parent/guardian with more information and advice on how best to progress with their swimming. Within the Regional Training Programme there are groups set up to cater to all abilities from our Regions clubs.

To access Regional Para-Swimming Training sessions or have a swimmer assessment by the Development or Lead Coach 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.