Swimming introduced a functional classification system in Barcelona

Australian swimmers Sandra Yaxley (left) and Anne Currie (right), on the starting blocks at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games in the S6 category. Currie won gold and Yaxley the bronze in the 100m freestyle event. These were the first Paralympic Games to combine disability groups into the same categories for competition in Swimming events, based on level of function, rather than type of disability. This meant that Yaxley, with cerebral palsy, was competing against leg amputee Currie.