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Disability Swimming

We're committed to providing equal opportunities for all New Zealander's to enjoy the freedom's of being in the water. Through our disability swimming program we've helped hundreds of kiwi's and we'd for you to join us!


Swimming for Everyone


There is a grant available for those aged between 5 and 21 years, with physical or sensory impairments, through the Halberg Foundation’s Activity Fund. The Halberg Foundation is an organisation our Disability & Para Swimming Participation Manager works closely with to enable a transition and pathway from the learning to swim space into the regular swimming community.


Never Too Late to Learn


Learning to swim has a range of benefits such as improved health and fitness, but these benefits can be even more relevant to those with an impairment. Swimming is great for people of all ages and it is never too late to learn.

  • Fostering physical fitness and motor skill development;

  • Improving confidence and comfort in and around the water;

  • Relief from tight or painful joints and tendons.



Get Involved


Camps for Youth with a Vision Impairment

Swimming NZ and Blind Sport NZ have been working together to deliver camps that focus on providing positive aquatic experiences for those living with a vision impairment between 8-24 years of age. These camps are all about improving swimming technique, building confidence and making new friends. We require those attending to be confident in the water.


Winter Camp 2024 

Location: Christchurch 

Dates: October 11th – 13th




Disability Swim Clinics

Discover potential swim camps or disability clinics in your vicinity! Reach out to Cam to learn about upcoming events and opportunities near you.


Disability types:

Intellectual, invisible, hearing,

brain injury, vision, short stature,

and various physical impairments.


Disability Swimming Fund

Dive into new possibilities with Swimming NZ's Disability Swim Fund! Designed to empower individuals living with disabilities aged 6-24, this fund opens doors to the world of swimming. From adaptive equipment to specialized coaching, our aim is to make swimming accessible to all.







Get in touch with Cam


No matter where you are on your swimming journey, we'd love to help! Get in touch with Hannah below and so she can help with anything you need to join the community.

Contact Cam


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