Paralympic swimmers will compete directly in the competition in July (site and date to be announced). There are no qualifiers for paralympic swimming. All swimmers who register by the entry deadline will compete in the competition. The competition will be a 50 meter, long course event.
All Ages as of TBA
Participants must be a minimum of age 8 as of TBA
Para-Swimming events will be conducted as independent heats for each gender without regard to age. Results will be based on the Paralympic Points System that combines performances from swimmers in all Sports Classes irrespective of age.
Male and Female Divisions
An athlete must meet at least one of the following criteria:
A full time resident of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont
A full time student at a recognized academic institution in MA
A registered member of a Swimming Club in Massachusetts. Athletes entering under this eligibility rule may not also be a member of a non Massachusetts club.
All applications must be received no later than July 1. There is no on site registration for this event, and the entry deadline will be strictly enforced
No membership any swim organization is required
USA Swimming rules apply with IPC modifications.
USA Swimming officials will be used at all meets
Seeding for the finals will be based on times supplied by participants when they register.
Below are the events offered in the Bay State Games Swimming Competition:
Athletes may enter a maximum of four (4) events.
All participants are asked to provide events and seed times on their registration form.
Athletes registering online should have their event and seed time information ready before they log on to register.
The complete schedule for all divisions of the Bay State Games swimming competition can be found HERE
Paralympic Swimming events for the 200 Free and 100 Fly will be held in the morning session on TBA
Paralympic Swimming events for the 100 Breast, 100 Back and 50 Free will be held in the afternoon session on TBA