All America Swimming Announcements
U.S. Paralympics Classification Information Monday, September 23, 2019

Athletes need to attend one of the U.S. Paralympics Swim meets to be able to be classified.  You can find the events on the website

The meet packet will indicate if the meet has national classification available. 

If they you questions about U.S. Paralympics swimming or certification, you can contact or

2020 NISCA U.S. Paralympics Swimming All America Time Standards have been posted! Friday, August 2, 2019

The 2019-2020 U.S. Paralympics Swimming All America time standards have been posted. 

2020 Yards and Meters U.S Paralympics Swimming AA Standards

Applications will be accepted beginning on November 1st, 2019. 

Don't forget to order your keepsake copy of the All America Journal. Click here for more information. 

NISCA is proud to announce the creation of the NISCA U.S. Paralympics Swimming All America Program Friday, August 2, 2019

The NISCA U.S Paralympics Swimming All America Program is new for the 2019-2020 school year.  Similar to the NISCA All America Swimming program, the U.S. Paralympics Swimming All America team will annually recognize the fastest high school Paralympics swimmers in the country. 

Here is what you should know about this exciting new NISCA program:

1. Applications are for the Paralympics All-America award are free for NISCA member coaches.  Each application will cost $30 for non-NISCA members.  Please renew your membership now, and encourage others to join to receive the benefits throughout the school year.

2. In order to be eligible for the Paralympics All-America team, athletes must have a National Sports Class through U.S. Paralympics Swimming, and a copy of the classification must be submitted with the application.  Paralympics swimming competition is open to athletes from all three impairment groups (visual, intellectual and physical).  A system of letters and numbers is used to distinguish the sport classes:  “S” is for freestyle, backstroke and butterfly; “SB” is for breaststroke; and “SM” is for individual medley.Swimmers with physical impairments compete in sport classes 1 - 10.  Swimmers with visual impairments compete in sport classes 11 -13.  Swimmers with activity limitations due to an intellectual impairment compete in S/SB/SM14.  To familiarize yourself with the classifications, please visit

3. After reviewing state meet results for states that currently include paralympics events, we have seen many “unclassified” athletes in those results.  Please work with any paralympics athlete in your program to get their classification documented as soon as possible.  For further information on U.S. Paralympics national classification policies contact U.S. Paralympics at 719-866-2030

4. In order to be eligible for the NISCA Paralympics All-America team, the qualifying time must have been accomplished in an interscholastic competition.  This does not have to be a championship meet, 

but meet results from the interscholastic competition must be submitted to NISCA for verification of the performance.  THE TIME MUST HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED IN A HIGH SCHOOL MEET.

5. The time standards for each event are listed for both short course yards and meters.  There are  different time standards based on a swimmer’s classification for each event.  

6 The application deadlines will be as follows (late fees will apply):

Fall applications are due by December 31, 2019

Winter applications are due by March 31, 2020

Spring applications are due by June 15, 2020 - this is the absolute last day for submitting applications

Certificates will be mailed to the athletes in July 2020.

Please help spread the word about the Paralympics All-America program.  Share the time standards with high school and club coaches, as well as swimmers, so those swimmers who may be close to the standards can use these times as motivation for the upcoming season!

AA Swimming Application Information

U.S. Paralympics Swimming
 All America
Award Applications are now submitted on line via a Google Form. On line applications can be completed between November 1 and June 15. See the full rules here. Fall and Winter season Applications:  You will have 30 days after application to submit the necessary payment and proof of times. If these items are not received within 30 days your application will be deleted and you will need to reapply. 

In order for a swimmer to be considered as a NISCA U.S. Paralympics Swimming High School All-American he/she must compete for an interscholastic team and be scholastically eligible as determined by his/her state athletic association or school authority. All swimmers must be in at least the 9th grade level of school to be eligible. Swimmers are limited to 8 consecutive semesters of eligibility. Fifth year seniors, 7th and 8th grade students are not eligible for consideration. See NFHS National Records Committee Policy Handbook Definition #1. Athletes must have a certified  "Sports Class" as per U.S. Paralympic Swimming.

All times submitted must be achieved in a regularly scheduled interscholastic meet (no time trials) and will include times achieved up to and including State Meet Performances. USA Swimming, Paralympics sanctioned, or YMCA meet times will not be considered. The meet must be competed in accordance with National Federation rules.

Submit times to the one-hundredth of a second. A link to meet results should be supplied in the appropriate place on the application or a paper copy of the results should accompany the application. NO MANUAL TIMES, AUTOMATIC TIMING ONLY.

A swimmer may be listed in as many events as their times qualify. Up to four may be submitted at a time via Google Docs application. If a swimmer is qualified in more than four events an additional application may be submitted. Please only submit one application per athlete for a specific event.

Only  25 yard or 25 meter times will be accepted. 

Altitude adjusted times: DO NOT ADJUST the swimmers times. NISCA will adjust times. Be sure to submit accurate altitude for THE MEET SITE.

All submitted applications that meet or exceed the listed time standard for event and sport class will be awarded All America honors. 

For a complete list of the rules, click HERE.

For questions
about the NISCA U.S. Paralympics Swimming All America award program, please contact the boy's or girl's All America Swimming Chair

For Archived Lists click the link on the right. Archived lists older than 5 years (from 2020 to present) are available only for registered members who are logged in to the website.

Note We are no longer mailing out Membership cards. You can print a .PDF copy of your membership cards by clicking HERE. If you can not remember you membership number you can look it up HERE.

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