ABOUT COMPETITION

DATE AND PLACE OF THE EVENT

Date: 12 - 18 November 2018
Place: City Centre of Sport, Recreation and Rehabilitation “Floating Arena”
Wąska Street 16
71-415 Szczecin, Poland

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT COMPETITION POOL

Length: 50 meters

Number of lanes: 10

Number of lanes used during the competition: 10 (without lane ropes on outer side of 0 and 9 lanes; S11 only on lanes 1 – 8)

Depth of pool: 2.24 meters,

Width of lane: 2.50 meters,

Temperature of water: 28ºC

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT WARM-UP POOL

Length: 25 meters,

Number of lanes:  6

Depth of pool: 1.00 – 3.60 meters,

Width of lane: 2.00 meters,

Temperature of water: 28ºC

 

Please be informed, that warm-up pool is common accessible from 13 November
to the end of competitions.

All swimmers and coaches are requested to follow the warm up procedure in order
to ensure a safe and high quality warm up for all participating athletes.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Competition is held with electronic timing system and complete lane result screen.

 

SUPERVISOR

Polish Sports Association for the Disabled START supported by Polish Paralympic Committee.

 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Sport Club for Disabled "START" Szczecin, 20 Litewska str. 71-344 Szczecin, Poland

 

PHONE/MOBILE

Office: +48 91 383 74 30

LOC Patricia Witkowska: +48 790 300 111

LOC Gregory Tesarek: +48 531 449 200

 

E-MAIL

disabledswimming.szczecin@gmail.com

start-szczecin@post.pl


Please be informed that competition is sanctioned by World Para Swimming and
is conducted under the auspices of current World Para Swimming Rules and Regulations.
For more information, please contact a person responsible for World Para Swimming support:

Name: Jovana Zrnzevic

E-mail: jovana.zrnzevic@paralympic.org, ipcswimming@paralympic.org

 

DOPING CONTROL

According to The World Anti-Doping Code doping control can be announced during competition.

Polish Commission Against Doping in Sport will be watching over the right course of events and the same will be taking sample collections.

 

AWARDS

Awards will be given to competitors with actual international swimming classification.


Individual events will be conducted as “Point system multiple class events” and medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd swimmer according to World Para Swimming points.


Relay events will be conducted as “single class events” and medals will be awarded to all athletes of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd team according to time.


In the exceptional case where only three (3) or fewer athletes (relay teams) compete in an event, medals will be awarded following the “minus one rule”. This means if an event has only three (3) athletes competing in it, two (2) medals will be awarded.

Additional awards will be presented for the best male swimmer result (single highest WPS points result) and the best female result (single highest WPS points result).

WORLD PARA SWIMMING LICENCE

Only athletes with World Para Swimming license will be considered for World Para Swimming ranking and record lists.

 

STATUS OF COMPETITION

Winter Polish Open Championships in Swimming for Athletes with Disabilities 2018 is organized under the auspices

of World Para Swimming. All records achieved during the competition would be considered by World Para Swimming.

 

CONDUCT OF COMPETITION

Winter Polish Open Championships in Swimming competition must be conducted according to the current

World Para Swimming Rules and Regulations at that time.

 

INSURANCE

Please note, that all participants (athletes and team officials) attending this event must ensure they have the appropriate personal,

medical and travel insurance, as the event will not indemnify individual claims.

 

VISA

In case your delegation will need to get Visas, below we present a list of the Polish Embassies abroad: bazateleadresowa.poland.gov.pl

For those needing a visa, a letter of invitation can be provided by the organizers with the correctly filled Visa Support Request Letter which contains details:

Full name as in passport

Function in team

Passport number

Passport expiry date

Copy of passport (clear to see)

Below you can download Visa Support Request Letter template: 

CLASSIFICATION

This competition offers international classification for the following impairment group.

  • Physical impairment (PI) Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November.
    PI classification will be held at the competition venue.

World Para Swimming will schedule athletes with a New or Review status pursuant with the below regulations, once NPCs have applied for a classification slot.

An athlete will only be permitted to undergo International Classification if he or she:

  • Is registered and/or licensed with World Para Swimming pursuant to the relevant provisions in the World Para Swimming Rules and Regulations;
  • Has been entered into the competition by the entry deadline;
  • Has submitted Medical Diagnostics information (Medical Diagnostic Form and supporting documents) to the Sport Data Management System (SDMS)
  • PI MDFs must be uploaded at least 6 weeks before the athlete undergoes classification.

If an Athlete is required to attend Athlete Evaluation, Athletes must arrive at the competition prior to the start of the classification period. World Para Swimming will schedule athletes
in accordance with the classification period and not arrival dates of athletes.
World Para Swimming WILL NOT entertain any request to change any athlete’s classification times.

If an athlete is classified Non-eligible it is at the discretion of the Technical Delegate if the athlete is allowed to swim for performance only.

Athletes should take note of the Athlete Evaluation Requirements outlined in Article 4
(Athlete Evaluation) of the World Para Swimming Classification Rules and Regulations.
Failure to comply with these rules may lead to the suspension of Athlete Evaluation.

For all further information about international classification please contact Jovana Zrnzevic
at Jovana.Zrnzevic@WorldParaSwimming.org