College Sports

Updated 11/26/2016; Subject to Change

Adaptive Competition at Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships

The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) is the largest NCAA conference with approximately 250 member colleges and universities.  Among other roles, the ECAC conducts championship competitions in swimming and track & field.  At its 2017 Open Swimming Championships (Feb 24-26) and at the IC4A/ECAC DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 12-14), the ECAC will include Championship events for student-athletes with Paralympic-eligible impairments.  This will mark the first time champions will be crowned in Para-swimming or Para-athletics events by an NCAA conference.

Student athletes competing in adaptive events at ECAC Championships must be NCAA-certified and must have met the requisite qualifying standards for each event entered.  All other provisions for entry into the respective competition also apply.

2017 ECAC Swimming Open Championships

Feb 24-26 Location TBD

Para-swimming events: 100yd free; 100yd back (each M&W)

Qualification: 2016 U.S. Can-Am Standards (by Sport Class)

Scoring: Using modified Canadian Points System

More information will be posted by ECAC in the Event Manual

2017 IC4A/ECAC DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships

May 12-14: Princeton, NJ

Para-athletics events: 100m dash Para-ambulaotry; 800m wheelchair race; Blind/VI event(s) and other events TBD

Qualification: TBD based on 2017 U.S. Paralympics National Championships standards

Scoring: Track events = watch time; Field events = IPC points table (by Sport Class)

More information will be posted by ECAC in the Event Manual

For more information contact Joe Walsh email hidden; JavaScript is required or 617-690-9103