Disability Membership

Special needs swimming

BOK Disability membership

Membership of the club is open to swimmers with a learning or physical disability.  All swimmers become members of the Borough of Kirklees Swimming Club

Swimmers with a Learning Disability

Our swimmers with learning disabilities also need to be members of Special Olympics GB and as such we will need proof of learning disability (though Statement of Special Needs of letter from a professional).

Swimmers with a Physical Disability – Classification

A number of swimmers have impairments that prevent them from competing against able bodied competitors.  These swimmers go through a process called “Classification”; the purpose of the classification is that it provides a certificate to ensure that disabled competitors do not get disqualified for performing a stroke incorrectly due to their disability.

Functional Classification – this process involves a medical test, technical test and observation in competition.

Disability Specific Classification:

• Visually impaired
• Hearing impaired
• Learning Disability
• Intellectual Disability

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