Multi Class video transcript (DOCX 23KB)

 

Multi Class is the format used to create meaningful competition, for athletes and swimmers with a disability, from multiple classification impairment categories. Multi Class events are held in Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming, with some minor modifications to the rules and regulations, where necessary. 

 

Multi Class events are designed for athletes and swimmers with a disability.

To compete in Multi Class events, competitors must have a current, eligible classification of either a provisional, national, international or review status. 

 

In Multi Class events, competitors with a disability compete against one another, with each athlete or swimmer’s result being compared to the word record or a set standard for their specific disability. The performance closest to the relevant record/ standard, wins.

The winner of a Multi Class event is not always the competitor who throws the furthest, crosses the line first or touches the wall before others, but the one who posts the time/distance closest to the World Record or set standard for their impairment classification category.

Multi Class events are held at all Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming championships, with each sport having a specific scoring system to determine results.

  

 

Baseline Performance Athletics video transcript (DOCX 23KB)

In Athletics, Multi Class results are determined using Baseline Performance.

In this system, an athlete’s time or distance is compared to the world record (or similar) for their specific disability and event, to create a percentage.

Results and overall placings are determined by using the percentages achieved. The competitor with the greatest percentage wins.

Baseline Performance scoring system used to determine results. 

Find more detailed information on Athletics Australia.

 

 

MDS Cross Country video transcript (DOCX 23KB) 

In Cross Country, Multi Class results are determined using Baseline Performance.

In this system, an athlete’s time or distance is compared to the MDS time for their specific disability and event, to create a percentage.

The MDS times have been created using averaged results and records from; Paralympic and World Championships, plus U/16, U/18 and U/20 Australian events. 

Results and overall placings are determined by using the percentages achieved. The competitor with the greatest percentage wins.

Find more information about MDS and the MDS scoring Excel spreadsheet on Athletics Australia.

  

 

MCPS Swimming video transcript (DOCX 23KB)

In Swimming, Multi Class results are determined using the Multi Class Point Score (MCPS).

In this system, an athlete’s time is compared to the world record (or similar) for their specific disability and event, to create a score.

Results and overall placings are determined by using the scores achieved. The competitor with the greatest score wins.

Find more information about MCPS and the MCPS calculator on Swimming Australia.