Swimming offers the opportunity to increase muscle strength and range of joint movement, improve coordination and balance, and keep fit. Swimming is a popular recreational activity and offers representative opportunities at all levels for swimmers with a disability.

Download our swimming fact sheet for more details.

Swimming Australia has developed the Multi Class Swimming Engagement Portal to assist swimmers with a disability to “Get Classified, Get Involved and Get Discovered” in swimming. The Multi Class Swimming Engagement Portal will provide swimmers with everything they need to know about getting classified as well as helping to access club and competition opportunities. To access the Multi Class Swimming Engagement portal and get more information about Multi Class Swimming click here.

Local programs

Contact your local swimming club for information about come and try days and membership. For a list of swimming clubs in your area, visit Swimming Queensland.


Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local clubs and governing bodies for the sport.

Competition opportunities and pathways

Swimmers can compete through school or club pathways at regional, state, national and international level including the Paralympics. Swimmers have to be classified to compete at regional, state, national and international levels.

Close up image of Blake Cochrane competing in a breastroke race

Other roles

You don’t have to swim to be involved. You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information contact your local swimming club or Swimming Queensland.

Working with mainstream sport

We are pleased to welcome Swimming Queensland as part of the Sports CONNECT Queensland network as the organisation aims to develop more opportunities for people with a disability to participate in swimming as swimmers, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.

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