Paralympic & IPC Swimming

Summer Schmit Takes 2 More Seconds off American Record in S9 200 Yard Fly

Swimming alone in the D-Final of the 200 fly on Saturday evening, Summer Schmit smacked her own para-swimming record in the 200 yard butterfly.

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Minnesota Freshman Summer Schmit Breaks American Para-Record in S9 200 Yard Fly

U.S. Paralympian Summer Schmit broke her own American Record in the 200 yard fly on Saturday morning at the Minnesota Invite.

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Mike Thompson Named To New Paralympic Leadership Role At Swimming Canada

Thompson has been named Swimming Canada’s Senior Team Coach and National Team Performance Manager, Paralympic Program.

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International Paralympic Committee Suspends Russia, Belarus Memberships

The International Paralympic Committee has suspended Russia and Belarus as members – the biggest administrative sporting sanction levied against the countries resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

U.S. Para Cycling Leaders Temporarily Assisting Para Swimming After Negligence Lawsuit

U.S. Paralympic Cycling leaders are assisting U.S. Para Swimming after a lawsuit filed Friday left the organization reeling from allegations of negligence. 

After Lawsuit Alleging “Cover-Up,” USOPC Places 2 Staff Members on Administrative Leave

The USOPC said Friday that it placed two staff members on administrative leave and stopped the work of several contractors with U.S. Paralympics Swimming.

Lawsuit Filed Against Robert Griswold, Accused of Raping Paralympic Teammate

A lawsuit filed Friday alleges that Paralympic swimmer Robert Griswold sexually and physically assaulted a teammate with an intellectual disability.

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Multiple Accusers Seeking Legal Redress Against Griswold, U.S. Paralympic Swimming

Mulitple accusers are seeking legal redress against two-time Paralympic gold medalist Robert Griswold as well as U.S. Paralympic Swimming for negligence.

Paralympic Champion Robert Griswold Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teammate with Intellectual Disability

Paralympian Robert Griswold has been accused of sexually assaulting at least one member of the U.S. National Team, a swimmer with intellectual impairment.

Host Mexico Earns Most Gold Medals at Final Para World Series Stop in Tijuana

Host country Mexico won the most gold medals at the last stop of the Para Swimming World Series last weekend in Tijuana. 

Canadian Paralympians Kisser and Routliffe Featured in Coldplay Music Video

Canadian Paralympians Danielle Kisser and Tess Routliffe were recently featured in a music video for the band Coldplay’s song Biutyful.

Three-Time Paralympic Champion Hannah Russell Announces Retirement

Three-time Paralympic British champion and current World Record holder Hannah Russell announced her retirement from swimming on Tuesday.

British Para-Swimmers Confirmed For 2023 World Class Program

Stephen Clegg was one of 39 para-swimmers named to British Swimming’s World Class Program (WCP) for 2022/2023.

Jamal Hill Breaks 11-Year-Old American Para-Swimming Record at California Classic

Jamal Hill (pictured left) won the 50-meter breaststroke final with a time of 34.00, taking down Jacob Hansen’s 11-year-old record of 34.30.

Two-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist Robert Griswold Suspended by SafeSport

It’s the second time that Griswold has appeared in the SafeSport database after he was first added in September of 2020, also on allegations of misconduct.