2018 Classification

Why is it a good idea to take part in our optional classification for Track & Field and Swimming competitions?
Classification helps to define which athletes are eligible to compete in each of the sports. It also helps to ensure a level playing field by grouping athletes into classes based on their ability to perform a certain activity.

How are athletes' classifications defined at the Angel City Games?
Athletes competing in Track & Field and Swimming competitions can opt to go through a voluntary classification evaluation, if they have not already been classified before. Classification appointments will be conducted by authorized technical officials called "classifiers," with more details in the Registration form. It is a long-term and in some cases ongoing process which takes place at all major events, before and during competition.

How does classification work?
Classifiers assess the athlete's physical disability and how it impacts their ability to perform certain functions in the sport. After each evaluation the athletes are assigned a sport class. For more detailed information on classification, visit US Paralympics website.

WHY DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE A CLASSIFICATION APPOINTMENT?
Classification is performed, one-on-one, by our professional staff and it generally takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. Thus, it is important to have your appointment scheduled for classification BEFORE you arrive at the Angel City Games. We have limited spots available for classification appointments.

DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE BESIDES AN APPOINTMENT FOR CLASSIFICATION?
If you are going to be classified, you will need to have filled out and sent to us a completed Medical Diagnostic Form (MDF). You may download the form from the link below and then email the completed form to Angel City Games at cara.kahm@gmail.com.

Download Medical Diagnostic Form  

HAVE I ALREADY BEEN CLASSIFIED AND DO I NEED TO HAVE IT DONE AGAIN THIS YEAR?
Please click here and check the database of athletes with existing classification designations. If you’re on this list, then you don’t need to be classified again at the Angel City Games this year. Simply note your classification and use where asked in our online registration.

TRACK & FIELD CLASSIFICATION CATEGORIES:

SEATED: TBI, CP
T/F31
T/F32
T/F33
T/F34

LEG AMPUTATION/DYSMELIA
T/F42
T/F43
T/F44

ARM AMPUTATION/DYSMELIA
T/F45
T/F46
T47

STANDING: TBI, CP
T/F35
T/F36
T/F37
T/F38

SMALL STATURE:
T/F40
T/F41

SEATED RANGE TRACK:
T51
T52
T53
T54

SEATED RANGE FIELD:
F51
F52
F53
F54
F55
F56
F57

For more detail on track & field classifications, please go to:
https://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/athlete-classifications/track-and-field/

SWIMMING CLASSIFICATION CATEGORIES:

FOR FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, AND BUTTERFLY:
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9
S10

FOR THE MEDLEY:
SM1
SM2
SM3
SM4
SM5
SM6
SM7
SM8
SM9
SM10

FOR BREASTSTROKE:
SB1
SB2
SB3
SB4
SB5
SB6
SB7
SB8
SB9

For more detail on swimming classifications, please go to:
https://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/athlete-classifications/swimming/

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