Swimming, also known as aquatics, is one of the most popular sports in the world. Aquatics covers a great variety of swimming skills, from short sprints to longer events and relays.

Special Olympics swimming is a summer sport where athletes train and compete from January through June. 


General Information

The Swimming Fact Sheet provides general information on the sport’s background, popularity and statistics in the Special Olympics sports world.

The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for aquatics shall govern all Special Olympics competitions. View the most updated Swimming Rules.

Article 1 provides general principles established by the Special Olympics Official General Rules that are not found in sport-specific rules. When there is conflict between a sport’s official rules and the general rules, the general rules in Article 1 will be followed.


Upcoming Events

  • March 25, 2023 Area10 & 4 Swimming Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
    775 Talimini Road
    Bridgewater Twp, New Jersey 08807
    9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • June 9, 2023June 11, 2023 2023 Summer Games The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Rd
    Ewing Township, New Jersey 08618

Coaching Resources

Special Olympics New Jersey strives to provide additional sport training to our athletes so that they are at their best when it comes time for training and competition. Please make sure to check back regularly for new and upcoming training resources!

Coaches are encouraged to use the resources below to be as prepared as possible for aquatics training and competition.

If you have any questions on coaching, visit our coach section for information.


Additional Swimming Information

 

Sports Registration Checklist

Read through and complete this checklist of to-dos before signing up for a local program.