Committee Roster
   LSC Disability Swimming Coordinator
David Strider
Art Anthony     Jon Larson
Dalton Herendeen
Joseph Peppersack     Katy Nunez
Brieanna Romney    Sean Harrington
Jessica Simons
Pat Donohue    Kim Downs
John Harrington      Jody Peppersack
Ray Tubbs   Sandy Peppersack
On behalf of the VSI Disability Committee, I thank our parents, coaches , officials, and countless volunteers for support of
our very dear and committed disability swimmers.
Respectfully submitted - November 20,2018,
David Strider, RN, MSN, CCRN,ACNP, DNP     Chairperson – Virginia Swimming Disabilty Committee
Disability Guidelines

Congential Heart Defects and Swimming

    VSI Disability Swimmer of the Year Criteria    Disability Guide for LSC   

Meet Directors     Officials     Coaches     Parents        Role of LSC Disability Chair     Safety and Risk Management  Guide for Coaches

Disability  Condition in the Spotlight for this season will include diabetes mellitus.

VSI current or former disability swimmers who are still quite active in the sport
Joseph Peppersack has had a great swimming season so far. Joseph broke a Para Swimming American Short Course Record in the 100 IM.  And on Saturday, Nov. 17th, Joseph broke the  Para Swimming American Short Course record in the 200 Free.  He has also achieved  several season and personal best times.
Samantha Tubbs is still training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. She continues to take college classes and she teaches swimming lessons and also coaches the swim team at a local YMCA .  Samantha is working hard to prepare for the upcoming 
Can – Am Swimming Championships in Tucson, in December.

Sean Harrington is still working in Eastern Virginia  (Chesapeake) and Sean swims  regularly at his nearby  YMCA  pool.

Emily Scovel has  been working out with her developmental team, Nation’s Capital Swim Club Freedom Center. Emilia swims twice a week with  NCAP, and outside of the pool she has been active with therapeutic  horseback riding.

The  VSI Disability Committee  applauds  NOVA  Coach Anita  Dillman for working with twoHandicapped swimmers and for including them in the regular VSI meets this year.
World Paralympics Events
Schedule of International (Para)Swimming Championships

The International Paralympic Committee recently published
, after many committee meetings, the strategic framework and goals for all World Para Sports, which of course includes swimming.

The Vision, Mission, Values and Athlete Sport Characteristics for Paralympic Swimmers are below:
Vision: Enable Para athletes to showcase their abilities and fulfi l their full potential at all levels from the grassroots through to the high performance level.
Mission: Develop a long-term competition calendar which encourages and increases athlete participation, provides high levels of professional officiating and classification, fair competition, and boosts the profile of the sport and its athletes.
Values Courage Determination Inspiration Equality
Sport characteristics Athlete centered , Collaborative and engaging Fair and accountable Open and ethical
Upcoming Disability Meets & Events
Sept. 22, 2018                           2018 Deaflympics Pack, Poland
Sept. 15-16, 2018 The California Classic: (PI  Nat  Classifications   available) Yucaipa, CA:
Sept. 8,2018 The USA Paralympic Swimming Clinic Lakeland, Florida
Sept. 23-28, 2018 The USA Aquatic Sports Convention -
Jacksonville, Florida
October 20-21, 2018 The ASL   Fred   Lamback  Disability  Meet  Augusta, GA
December 14 – 16, 2018
usa para olympics
Can-Am OPEN Charlotte, N.C
held January 21 - 22, 2018 The Disability Swimming Workshop Colorado Springs OTC
Last Modified: Questions / comments?  Please contact  David Strider