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2024 Jimi Flowers Classic Paralympic Swim Meet (Colorado)

January 13 - January 14

Note that Athletes Without Limits provides Class S14 (Intellectual Impairment) National reviews for U.S. Paralympics for this event, but is not otherwise involved in organizing U.S. Paralympics meets or team trips like we do for Virtus events. Interested athletes should complete eligibility with Athletes Without Limits, but otherwise should register directly for events, and travel with their home team/coach or individually to participate.


Sanctioned by U.S. Paralympic Swimming

Competition Dates: January 13-14, 2023

Event Webpage: https://www.usparaswimming.org/competitions

Event Registration Deadlines: Dec 22, 2023 (Late Entries through Jan 5th)

Meet Packet: Posted on Event Webpage

Registration Link: Posted on Event Webpage Swimmers should register directly with the event organizers as part of their home team or individually using the link above.

Eligibility Criteria/Time Standards: Paralympic meets are open to swimmers with a physical impairment, visual impairment, or intellectual impairment – there may be time standard for some events, check the meet packet PDF for details.

New S14 Swimmer Classification Deadline: Note that National classification ‘appointments’ offered at US Paralympics events are only for athletes with physical or visual impairment. Athletes with Intellectual Impairment should complete AWL-Virtus Eligibility Application and submit (along with photoID, IQ and Adaptive Behavior assessments) to Athletes Without Limits 3-4 weeks prior to event registration deadline. AWL will inform U.S. Paralympics of new swimmers who have completed National S14 eligibility for Classification.

Criteria for Intellectual Impairment S14 Class: Athletes with Intellectual Impairment (Autism, Down Syndrome & Intellectual Disability with IQ of 75 or lower) should complete Athletes Without Limits Virtus Eligiblity application in lieu of a classification appointment. Swimmers who meet the Virtus II1/Paralympic S14 eligibility criteria below are eligible to compete in Paralympic-sanctioned swim meets:

  1. IQ Assessment showing IQ of 75 or lower,
  2. Adaptive Behavior Assessment showing significant limitation in at least one domain area, and
  3. Onset before age 22

Special note to swimmers with Autism: Athletes with Autism must have an IQ of 75 or lower to be eligible for Paralympic S14 swimming. This is different from AWL trips to Virtus-sanctioned meets, which offer an additional competition group for those with Autism and an IQ of 76 or higher (called Virtus II3) – so we encourage you to apply for Virtus events!

Special note to swimmers with Down Syndrome: The Paralympic S14 class is only open to athletes who meet the Virtus II1 Criteria for Intellectual Disability, which is based on IQ and Adaptive Scores. This is different from AWL trips to Virtus-sanctioned meets which offer a separate competition group specifically for athletes with Down Syndrome (called Virtus II2). Therefore swimmers with Down Syndrome should apply for dual eligibility in the Virtus II1 group (based on IQ and Adaptive Scores) in order to be classified for Paralympics swimming and the Virtus II2 group (based on Cytogenetic Report showing Down Syndrome) for Virtus events.



Colorado Springs, CO
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U.S. Para Swimming
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