Special Olympics Canterbury have four swimming groups that train at four different venues around Christchurch.

  • Pioneer
  • AquaGym
  • Selwyn Aquatic Center
  • Graham Condon Pool

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s a very inclusive sport and is a very important life skill that ensures safety and the ability to be confident around water.

In competitions, swimmers may participate in individual races such as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly at distances from 25 metres to 1500 metres. Teams may compete in a medley and/or freestyle relay events.

Swimmers of lower ability may compete in developmental events such as walking, flotation, assisted and unassisted events.

Click here to see if there are any upcoming events for Swimming.