The National Para Swimming Championships (NPSC) is an annual Swimming championship. NPSC 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 JCCI Singapore Foundation – a charitable channel of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), Singapore and Micron Technology. It is organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC). 2023 will see 39th edition of the championships.
The competition aims at creating opportunities for persons with disabilities to swim at a competitive level. Annually, over 100 para-athletes from special schools, associations and clubs are expected at the event. 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.
Start List for National Para Swimming Championship 2023 can be found here.
This years edition, the National Para Swimming Challenge will introduce an called the ‘Skins’ Event.
- Race format
- This will be a continuous contest over four (4) 50m races, commencing with 8 competitors. After each race, two swimmers, who score the lowest according to the Australian Multi-Class Point System (MCPS), will be eliminated.
- Athletes Involved:
- James Leo Zhenhai
- Lieu Teck Hua
- Theresa Goh Rui Si
- Team National Swimmers
- Darren Chan Wei Siang
- Wong Zhi Wei
- Toh Wei Soong
- Danielle Moi Yan Ting
- Han Liang Chou