Preparing for National Classification
Athlete presentation for classification
What to bring?

·   Athletes must arrive at their assigned classification time and location at least 15 minutes before the allocated time with a valid ID.

·   Athletes must wear the relevant clothing for their sport i.e. swimming costume for swimming, running gear for athletics etc.

·   Athletes must bring all equipment they use during competition for their sport i.e. wheelchair, prosthetics, straps etc.

Who can accompany the athlete?

·   The athlete may be accompanied by one athlete representative (parent, coach, other) into the classification room.

·   All junior athletes (under 18 years of age) MUST have someone accompany them into classification.

Classification Briefing

·   The classifiers will explain the evaluation process to the athlete and outline the responsibilities of the athlete, their representative and the classifiers during the athlete evaluation period.

· Athletes will be required to sign a consent form before going through the evaluation.

What is expected of the athlete?

·   Athletes must always cooperate to the best of their ability with the classification process.

·   You are expected to behave in an honest, courteous and sportsman-like manner at all times.

What is expected of the athlete’s representative?

·   To behave in a courteous manner at all times and to respect the decision of the classifiers.

·       They may observe, but not participate in the classification evaluation and are welcome to ask questions.

What is expected of the classifiers?

·   Classifiers should treat you in a manner that is professional, respectful, courteous and safe at all times.

·   They should provide you with sufficient information to understand the process, the decision, and the opportunities for protest.

What if I do not agree with my classification?

·   An athlete may have a difference of opinion with their allocated class.

·   If you disagree with a National Classification, you should submit the Protest form in accordance with the Protest section described in the National Classification Policy & Standards.

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