Swimming

Swimming

Arvin Gym

20 Jun 0800 – 1600

Competition

  • Swimming events include 50-yd freestyle, 100-yd freestyle, 50-yd backstroke, 50-yd breaststroke and 200-yd freestyle relays in both men’s and women’s categories. Mixed gender/classification 200-yd freestyle relays.

Classification

  • Athletes compete in different classification categories based on functional abilities including impaired muscle power/range of movement, limb deficiency and visual impairment.
  • Athletes are allowed to dive, sit on the platform or be in the water at the beginning of race. The way an athlete starts is determined by the athlete’s classification.

Performance

    2015 DoD Warrior Games (50-meter pool)

  • Freestyle (best time): 50m 27.82s; 100m 1:00.90 min.
  • Backstroke (best time): 50m 35.10s
  • Breaststroke (best time): 50m 34.81s
  • Mixed 200 m Freestyle Relay (18 pt. multi-class): Gold – Army / Silver – UK Armed Forces / Bronze – Marne Corps
  • Mixed 200 m Freestyle Relay (22.5 pt. multi-class): Gold – Army / Silver – Marine Corps / Bronze – Air Force
  • Women 200 m Freestyle Relay (22.5 pt. multi-class): Gold – Army / Silver – Air Force

Fact

  • Athletes are “seeded” (fastest times) based on previous performance, with the higher seeds being closer to the center lanes of the pool.
  • VI athletes use the assistance from a “tapper.” The tapper uses a long pole with a padded end to tap the swimmer on the head when he or she is close to the wall, indicating when the swimmer should turn or end the race.

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