Para Swimming


Having swimming training and racing made accessible to all swimmers is something we are passionate about at our swim club. 

Para athletes can have a physical, visual or intellectual impairment and compete in a variety of classification classes, depending on their functional ability to perform each stroke. Para-swimming competitions include freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and medley events.

Te Arawa swimming works in partnership with United Aquatic Sports and a number of other organisations to be a part of para-swimming camps and coaching sessions.

We currently have a group of para swimmers who train in both specialist and mainstream squads. If you would like to find out more about how to access swimming training for disabilities please contact

Two of our current competitive para swimmers Bailey Conlon and Siobhan Terry currently swim at a National level.

Bailey currently holds several NZ Para records (SB14). He was also Sport Bay of Plenty's young disabled athlete of the year 2021. For more info on his journey see the link below.

Siobhan also coaches some of our younger para swimmers. 
For more info on her journey see the profiles below: