What does S8 mean in Paralympics?

S8 is for swimmers with coordination affected to a low level, movement moderately affected in the legs, the use of one arm only, or the absence of limbs. Swimmers in this class are at almost full capacity but lack all-round muscle power.

What is class S14 in the Paralympics?

S14 swimmers have an intellectual impairment, which typically leads to the athletes having difficulties with regards to pattern recognition, sequencing, and memory, or having a slower reaction time, which impact on sport performance in general.

What is S9 in Paralympics?

S9 SB8 SM9 Swimmers with weakness, limb loss or movement difficulties in one arm or leg only; swimmers with slight co-ordination difficulties. Swimmers use regular starts, strokes and turns.

What is S7 in para swimming?

The S7 category is one of the most restrictive, calling for amputation in one arm and one leg on opposite sides, double leg amputations or paralysis of an arm and leg on the same side.

What are the 6 disability groups in Paralympics?

The Paralympic Movement offers sport opportunities for athletes with physical, vision and/or intellectual impairments that have at least one of the following 10 eligible impairments: Impaired muscle power, Impaired passive range of movement, Limb deficiency, Leg length difference, Short stature, Muscle tension,

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What does S12 mean in Paralympics?

Swimming. Swimmers are categorised into 13 different groups depending on their functional ability to perform a particular stroke. S11, S12 and S13 are for swimmers with visual impairments. S1 through to S10 are for competitors with physical disabilities.

What does S12 mean in swimming?

This classification is for swimming. In the classification title, S represents Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly strokes. SB means breaststroke.

What is S3 in swimming?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. S3, SB2, SM3 are disability swimming classifications used for categorising swimmers based on their level of disability. People in this class have decent arm and hand function, but no use of their trunk and legs. They have severe disabilities in all their limbs.

How do you qualify for Paralympics swimming?

The three main criteria to be eligible for the II sport class of Paralympic Competition are:

  1. IQ of 75 or below (Must be *WISC, WAIS, Stanford-Binet or Raven)
  2. Significant limitations in Adaptive Behavior (Vineland, ABAS or Other)
  3. Onset before age 18.
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