|Governing Body:||World Para Swimming|
Paralympics swimming is a sporting event for the people with disability. Paralympics swimming is not only organized in Paralympic games but throughout the world at the disabled sports competitions.
Since 1960, swimming has been a part of Paralympics games and has observed a no. of countries and their athletes taking part which are increasing every four year in number. The International Paralympics Committee governs the sport, and the rules and regulations are set forth by the International Swimming Federation (FINA).
To cover the given distance in a lesser amount of time than that of the opponent.
Both male and female take part in the sport and are classified on the basis of their disability level and are thus grouped likewise to perform each stroke.
28-year-old champ Bharat Kumar from India is a World Champion, who has won more than 50 medals at the Para-swimming Championships and has made his nation proud.
The most decorated para-swimmer from the United States, Trischa Zorn has won a total of 55 medals in her swimming career of 24 years, out of which 41 gold, 9silver, and 5 bronze medals are there.
No one can judge the age of this lady by the number of achievements and honors she has added to her name. Ellie Simmonds is the winner of 4 gold medals at the Paralympics event and was the youngest athlete in the Great Britain’s team in 2008 Beijing Olympics being only 13 years of age; she also won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award the same year.