Para swimming has only a few adjustments to the standard rules of swimming and includes events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and medleys. Diving or water starts are permitted, and those with visual impairments can be assisted by the use of 'tappers' to make them aware of upcoming turns.SessionsThe majority of swim clubs in Canterbury provide an inclusive environment for Para swimmers to train as part of their squads.The Aquagym Swim Club run weekly sessions for Para swimmers to train.Aquagym - Para Swimming SessionsFriday (weekly)6.30pm - 7.30pmAquagym Swim Club459 Cashel Street, ChristchurchCoachEmma SmithIn additon, ParaFed Canterbury offer extra coaching sessions for Para Swimmers who already are involved in regular club training.ParaFed Canterbury Club & Masters - Para Swimming SessionsSaturday or Sunday (monthly)Various times and locationsCoachFelicity Lowen-SmithClubsThere are a variety of clubs available for Para swimmers to join, including:
Costs$40 - ParaFed Canterbury SubscriptionAdditional Swim Club fees may applyCompetitionsSwimming provides opportunities to compete in Swim Club Meets, the Halberg Games, School Championships, New Zealand Age Group Championships, New Zealand Short Course Championships and New Zealand National Championships.
ParaFed Canterbury works with local sports clubs and organisations to offer a range of Para sport opportunities to our members. In most cases members will require a classification before becoming involved in competitive Para sport.
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