DISABILITY COMITTEE
Committee Roster
   LSC Disability Swimming Coordinator
David Strider
Coaches:
Art Anthony     Jon Larson
Dalton Herendeen
Athletes:
Joseph Peppersack     Katy Nunez
Brieanna Romney    Sean Harrington
Officials:
Jessica Simons
Pat Donohue    Kim Downs
Parents:
John Harrington      Jody Peppersack
Ray Tubbs   Sandy Peppersack
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 competed in the World Para Swimming Series in Indianapolis in April. Beginning in May, he co-coached (did 90% of the coaching, the other coach did most of the parent connection) an able bodied summer league team throughout the summer.
Joseph returned to the University of Mary Washington this fall, where he is continuing to swim on the UMW   Eagles Swim Team, attend as many para swim meets as possible, and work towards his degree in Economics.
Samantha Tubbs (she has been  training at the Olympic Training Course in Colorado Springs, and has been a member of the UVA Resident Team). Samantha  was honored to travel to Germany and to Indianapolis to represent Team USA at the 2018 World Para Swimming World Series. In Germany she was part of a relay team and took gold. She got to stand on the podium while they played the Star Spangled Banner. It was a very memorable experience for Samantha and for her family and swimming community !

Sean Harrington, who has been working at the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in the Materials Management Dept, and who has been doing his own workouts at the YMCA Aquatic Ctr in Great Bridge.

Emily Scovel, who loves to swim with her summer league swim team

Brad Hunter, who did a great job at Zones this summer and who had great support from his parents, the Zone Chaperones , and his  Virginia Zones Coaches
Paloma Wiles, a very motivated young swimmer, who always has a  cheerful attitude.  
World Paralympics Events
Schedule of International (Para)Swimming Championships
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