|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.
Swimming is one of the first Paralympic sports. At the first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960, swimmers with spinal injuries contended in five classes in only two distances – 25m and 50m – in backstroke, breaststroke and 'crawl.'
An open mixed medal relay was presented in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964 and more occasions were likewise added to the Games in Tel Aviv in 1968, including the 100m free-form and an extra three relays.
The butterfly swimming event was held for the first time at the Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games, where rivalries for visually impaired swimmers were additionally included.
Swimming kept on being a mainstream part of the program all through the 1990s and into the 2000s, where further justification of classifications and occasions occurred.
Rivalries for mentally hindered competitors were incorporated at Atlanta 1996 for the first time. Be that as it may, it was eliminated after Sydney 2000 because an examination concerning the Spanish basketball crew caused the suspension of all mentally hindered competitors until London 2012.
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.
Para Swimming - Clothing
Para swimmers too wear all the clothing and protective gear used in swimming for able-bodied athletes.
The competitors compete in Olympics sized swimming pool at the Paralympics, World Championships and other high level competitions.
The Officials In Para-Swimming Events Include The Following:-
Technical Delegate for Open Water
Chief Timekeeper along with Timekeepers
Chief Finish Judge along with 2 Finish Judges
Clerk of the Course
Race Judges (when escort safety craft are permitted)
Turn Judges (one per alteration of the course)
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