SPH Foundation National Inclusive Swimming Championships 2019

The National Inclusive Swimming Championships (NISC) is an annual Swimming championship formerly known as National Para Swimming Championships. The name change reflects the shift towards promoting inclusivity in sports and the community as a whole. NIAC sees to the inclusion of the deaf community in the event, in addition to persons with physical, intellectual and visual impairment. The annual meet is sponsored by the SPH Foundation and organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC). 2019 will see the ninth year of SPH Foundation sponsorship, as well as the 38th edition of the championships.

The competition aims are creating opportunities for persons with disabilities to swim at a competitive level. Annually, over 100 participants from special schools, associations and clubs. The competition also serves as a platform for SDSC coaches and officials to scout for potential candidates to nurture and enlist into the National squad in hopes that they will be able to proudly represent Singapore at international competitions. Outstanding performers may be selected to represent Singapore in regional and international competitions.

Previous editions of the competition have produced National Paralympians such as Theresa Goh, a multiple-gold medalist at the ASEAN Para Games and Yip Pin Xiu, the first Singaporean to win a Gold Medal at the Paralympics and world record-breaking swimmer.

 

To register for the SPH Foundation National Inclusive Swimming Championships 2019, Please download the following forms:
1) Event Information

2) Entry from 

 

Summary of details of the can be found below.

SPH Foundation National Inclusive Swimming Championships 2019

Date: 5 May 2019
Time: 8.30am (Admission) | 9.30am (event starts) | 4pm (event concludes)
Venue: OCBC Aquatic Centre 

Optional: Familiarisation on 4 May 2019 (Saturday), 10am to 3pm

 

Categories:

  For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PR)

  Open Division: 15 years old and above (Born in 2003 or before)

  Division A: 13 – 14 years old (Born between 2004 – 2005)

  Division B. 10 – 12 years old (Born between 2006 – 2008)

  Division C. 7 – 9 years old (Born between 2009 – 2011)

  Singaporeans or Permanent Residents (PR) must submit their entries with their NRIC numbers (e.g. SXXXXXXXG).

  For Non-Singaporeans and Non-PRs

  ACE: At least 7 years old (Born in 2011)

 

Eligibility:

a) With either Physical Impairment, Visual Impairment, Intellectual Impairment, Hearing Loss or Autism

b) Holds a valid local- or internationally-recognised classification[1] status

Physical Impairment, PI  (Classes: S1 – S10)

Visual Impairment, VI (Classes: S11 – S13)

Intellectual Impairment, II (Class: S14)

Hearing Loss, HL (Class: S15)

Autism, A (Class: Autism)

Down Syndrome, DS (Class: II2)

Participants who do not have a valid classification status are required to attend local classification or complete the indicated steps, if they fall under the groups stated in 2.7. (mentione in event information doc.)

c) Competent to swim at least 50m without buoyancy aid

 

Local Classification:

Please email to tze.wei@sdsc.org.sg to register for a local classification slot, if you belong to the following groups and do not have a valid classification status.

a) II and DS Participants in Open Division

Date: 26 & 27 March 2019
Time: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm
Venue: SDSC, 3 Stadium Drive, #01-34, 397630

b) PI Participants in All Divisions

Date: 9 March 2019
Venue: Singapore Sports School
Time: 12pm – 4pm

Do note that slots are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

*Subject to change

 

Please submit the following documents with your entry form, if you belong to the following groups and do not have a valid classification status.

c) VI Participants

A Doctor’s Memo certifying:

–       very low visual acuity and/ or no light perception OR

–       low visual acuity and/or a visual field of less than 5 degrees radius OR

–       low visual acuity and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees radius.

d) HL Participants

A memo from Deaf Sports Association certifying eligibility

 

Entry Fees: $10.00 per participant

 

Please kindly submit your registration for the events by 31 March 2019.

For clarifications on this event, please contact Mr Kang Tze Wei at tze.wei@sdsc.org.sg or +65 6342 3564.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.


[1] Classification References:

PI, VI, II – https://www.paralympic.org/swimming/classification

Autism – https://inas.org/about-us/athlete-eligibility/about-other-eligible-groups