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Swim Team, adaptive

Join an adaptive swim team that is proud to train swimmers who successfully compete in national and international competition! If you are an independent swimmer who could benefit from expert instruction to improve race strokes and turns, build endurance, and learn race strategy and competitive techniques Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Blizzards Swim Team is looking for you. 

Practices are rigorous and challenging. Interval swim workouts are the norm. Swimmers must be able to swim independently in a deep water pool without the use of assistive devices.

The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Blizzard Swim Team typically attends 1-2 local meets in the Spring as the schedule allows. Swimmers may choose to attempt to qualify and attend Move United Junior Nationals.

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Who it is for

This swim team is best suited for advanced, independent swimmers with disabilities able to swim in a deep water pool. To join, you must be able to swim at least 150 yards during swim practice. 

Good to know

  • Swimmers at the Paralympic games are classified into 14 different classes.

  • Swimmers with physical impairments are classified from S1 to S10. These are functional classifications based on how an athlete moves in the water.

  • A classification may change for different swimming strokes because the nature of your impairment may affect your ability to perform a particular stroke.

  • There are various forms for swimmers to start their race: in the water, a dive start sitting on the starting platform or the typical standing start.

Get involved

Share your skills and your love of sports with our programs by volunteering.

To volunteer, contact CKRI Volunteer Services at 612-775-2727.


For information and to register

Contact information

Shannon Newman
Phone: 612-775-2279

Fee information

See registration link for fee information.

No participant will be turned away due to financial hardships. Cost sharing and scholarships are available. Contact for more information.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

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