DATE AND PLACE OF THE EVENT

Date: 04-07 November 2021

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
  • Depth: 2.24 meters
  • Lane width: 2.50 meters
  • Water temperature: 28ºC
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT

WARM-UP POOL

  • Length: 25 meters
  • Number of lanes: 6
  • Depth: 1.00 – 3.60 meters
  • Lane width: 2.00 meters
  • Water temperature: 28ºC

Training and warm up facilities will be provided for the participating athletes from 04 November until the end of competition.

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 participants.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Competition is held with automatic timing system and multimedia scoreboard.

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

  • LOC Patrycja Witkowska: +48 790 300 111
  • LOC Karolina Węgrzyn: +48 502 629 299
  • Office: +48 91 383 74 30
  • General manager: Bartosz Sojka: +48 537 005 740

E-MAIL

Please be informed that competition is a WPS approved event and is conducted in accordance with World Para Swimming Rules and Regulations.
For more information, please contact a person responsible for World Para Swimming support:

Name: Georgios Antoniou

E-mail:
georgios.antoniou@worldparaswimming.org,
info@worldparaswimming.org

DOPING CONTROL

According to The World Anti-Doping Code doping control can be conducted during the competition.
Polish Commission Against Doping in Sport will be overseeing the process and will be responsible for the sample collection.

INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION

International Classification will be offered for the athletes with physical impairment on
02 - 04 November 2021* according to WPS Classification Rules and Regulations (January 2018). Detailed schedule of classification will be published on the WPS website: http://www.paralympic.org/swimming/classification/opportunities

For more information regarding this WPS classification opportunity please contact
Jovana Zrnzevic at Jovana.Zrnzevic@WorldParaSwimming.org.

*-The LOC reserves right to change the starting date of classification depending on the number of the athletes that will require classification at this event. The first day of classification can change to 03 November. The confirmation will follow shortly after the entry deadline.

IMPAIRMENT GROUPS

The competition is open for swimmers with a physical, visual and intellectual impairment.

OFFERED EVENTS FOR BELOW SPORT CLASSES

S1 – S10, S11 – S13, S14

AWARDS

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

Individual events will be conducted as “point system multiple class events” (the final ranking according to the 2021 World Para Swimming Point Scores). Medals will be awarded only to athletes with World Para Swimming license and international classification.

Relay events will be conducted as “single class events” (the final ranking according to time). Medals will be awarded teams all teams (including both nationally and internationally classified athletes).

Medals in all the events will be awarded following the “minus one rule”.

WORLD PARA SWIMMING LICENCE

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

TRAINING

A full training schedule for all arriving competitors will be prepared after the LOC receives all entries and will be distributed to all participating teams one week before the competition.

CONDUCT OF COMPETITION

Winter Polish Open Championships in Para Swimming will be conducted according to the World Para Swimming Rules and Regulations valid at the time of the competition.

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 the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland where you can find more information:

https://www.gov.pl/web/diplomacy/visas

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 the team
  • Passport number
  • Passport expiry date
  • Photocopy of passport (text must be clearly visible)