USA Swimming Disability Committee Mission Statement

USA Swimming encourages people with disabilities to participate in the sport of swimming and facilitates their inclusion in USA Swimming programs through education and collaboration.
We seek to involve people with disabilities in existing competitions and programs for all swimmers, rather than provide unique disability-only opportunities. Swimmers who prefer disability-only programs should consult the links menu in the “Get Involved” section below.

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USA Deaf Swimming Seeking Athletes for Deaflympics USA-Deaf-Swimming

USA Deaf Swimming has put out a call to identify talented swimmers who are interested in representing the United States at the 2017 Deaflympics. The Games will take place this summer in Samsun, Turkey from July 18th to July 30th, 2017. The team will be selected based on who has the fastest qualifying times.

USA Deaf Swimming suspects that there are other hard of hearing swimmers out there who haven’t yet been identified by the organization. They ask that deaf and hard of hearing swimmers reach out if they are interested in this opportunity. To contact USA Deaf Swimming, please send a message to Doug Matchett at this email address:

To read more about USA Deaf Swimming click here.

Aquatics for Children with Challenges!

Interested in education to support children with special needs in your programs? The Aquatics for
ChildrenwChallengesChildren With Challenges online course and Children With Challenges Workshop are targeted to Aquatics Management personnel and Swim Coaches, providing ground-breaking training and information to help you and your staff achieve your program goals. For more information on Children With Challenges course options, or to register, for step one (Children With Challenges online course), click here!

ASCA Certified Coaches: Receive 15 ASCA Credits.


US Paralympic Swimming Schedule
2017 World Dwarf Games
Creating Paralympic Coaching & Swimming Opportunities through Existing Swimming Programs Event: Sunday, April 15, 2018- Madison, WI
Creating Paralympic Coaching & Swimming Opportunities through Existing Swimming Programs Event: Saturday, April 7, 2018- Jamesville, NY


Disability Swimming Coaching Awards Information
Disability Swimming Coaching Awards Nomination Form
Disability Swimming Service Awards Information
Disability Swimming Service Awards Nomination Form
Trischa L. Zorn Awards Information
Trischa L. Zorn Awards Nomination Form

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Randy Julian, USA Swimming Staff Liaison for the Disability Swimming Committee

Mark Rieniets,  Committee Chair

* Your LSC Disability Swimming Chairperson is another available resource.