Supported by

Movement moderately affected in one arm and one leg on the same side.

Movement in the lower trunk and legs affected to a high degree.

Short stature athlete.

Absence of legs just above the knee.

Absence of one full arm and one forearm.


SB6 is for breaststroke swimmers with co-ordination moderately affected on one side, highly affecting the lower trunk and legs, those with short stature, or the absence of limbs.

These swimmers have reduced all-round power and stroke balance. Those with short stature have better balance but are affected to a greater degree by their ability to transmit the power into the water due to the length of their limbs and by higher levels of drag. All have difficulty maintaining good body position.

 Swimming SB6 is a competition class at the Paris 2024 Paralympics