Wednesday 24 Jul 2024

Paralympic Association announces Para Swimming State C'ship

THE GOAN NETWORK | JULY 09, 2024, 12:44 AM IST


The Office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, in collaboration with the Goa Paralympic Association, announced the Para Swimming State Championship which will take place on Saturday, August 3, at Campal Swimming Pool, Panaji.

This championship aims to promote inclusivity and sportsmanship among individuals with disabilities. Participants will be classified into six groups based on their disabilities: Physical Impairment (including Amputees, Dwarfism, Polio, Tetraplegia, or Paraplegia, Class 1-10), Visual Impairment (Class 11-13), and Intellectual Impairment/CWSN (Class 14). The criteria for participation include a minimum of 40% disability for those physically impaired and up to 75% for those with intellectual disabilities.

The events for the championship include: 50m, 100m, and 200m Freestyle (with specific classes for each distance); 50m and 100m Backstroke; 50m and 100m Breaststroke; and 50m and 100m Butterfly Stroke. The age groups for participants are Seniors (Men & Women) born in or before 2005 (19 & above), Juniors (Men & Women) born between 2006 and 2008 (16-18), and Sub-Juniors (Men & Women) born between 2009 and 2011 (13-15). Each participant is allowed to compete in up to two events in their respective class, with an entry fee of Rs. 100 per participant.

Persons with disabilities and Schools for children with special needs are encouraged to submit the names of their participants latest by Monday, July 15. Entries can also be emailed to the Goa Paralympic Association. For more information, please contact on WhatsApp 8381011646 or Physical Education teachers and special teachers are also invited to support and accompany the participants during the competition.

Participants who qualify in this state championship will be eligible to compete in the National Para Swimming Championship, scheduled to be held in October 2024.

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