Disability Swimming


Sevenoaks Swimming Club endeavours to anticipate the needs of disabled swimmers to ensure that they are treated equally to everyone else and that they will have access to services, facilities and coaching on an equal basis. Swimming in an inclusive sport and this means ensuring that able-bodied and disabled swimmers have access to the same chances to compete. The club strives to provide the best opportunities it can for all of its members, regardless of ability.

If you are disabled person, can swim 15 metres or more and would like to get involved in competitive swimming you will need to complete a Swim England Tracker Form. This form allows them to follow your progress and ensure that you are put in touch with the right people to help you achieve your goals.

If you are interested in competing and have completed a tracker form, you will then need to become 'classified' to compete against swimmers of the same ability.  'Classification' groups together athletes in sport to ensure that there is a fair playing field. There are two main forms of classification: the functional classification system and the disability specific classification systemPlease visit the Swim England website, where you can find more information on Disability Swimming.

Please get in touch with the club to arrange an appropriate trial session.