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.
Competition is held with electronic timing system and complete lane result screen.
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
Office: +48 91 383 74 30
LOC Patricia Witkowska: +48 790 300 111
LOC Gregory Tesarek: +48 531 449 200
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
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 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.
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.
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 expiry date
Copy of passport (clear to see)
Below you can download Visa Support Request Letter template:
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