Cognitively Disabled Division (CDD)
This specialized division is open to individuals that have previously competed in swimming in Special Olympics, Paralympics or Down’s Syndrome swimming championships. The top three finishers will receive awards for the men’s and women’s division. There are no age groups in the CDD division. There is no divisioning based on the degree of intellectual disability. Swimmers in this division also are eligible to receive awards in their respective non-CDD age group divisions should they place in the top three of their non-CCD age group as well.
All CDD swimmers must have a chaperone and wear a safe swimmer buoy unless approved by the event director before the date of the event. Approval will be based on the swimmer’s past open water swimming provenance. The chaperone does not have to pay to register for the race, but the swimmer does. The chaperone must register for the event, but unless they pay to register, they will not receive a goody bag or be eligible for awards. The chaperone must wear a safe swimmer buoy and demonstrate the necessary swimming skills to be a chaperone.
These clearances must be done before the race date. If you are planning on registering a CDD swimmer, please contact Lucky Meisenheimer. LuckyJ@msn.com