World Para Swimming's athletes' advisory group met virtually with the governing body's classification advisory group to ask a number of questions.
It is set to be the first in a series of online meetings between the two groups.
The aim of the first meeting was to prepare a document with the most frequent questions and answers to be shared with athletes and help demystify classification.
Questions brought from the athletes’ advisory group ranged from classifiers’ background to a step by step of classification processes.
"It was a great starting point for a conversation and essential to have everyone from the athletes' advisory group and classification advisory group on the call so we can have meaningful discussions," said athletes' advisory group chair David Smétanine, French Paralympic swimming champion from Beijing 2008.
"It was a good starting point and we look forward to having more discussions in the future to have an active role in this critical aspect of the sport."
Created in 2017, the World Para Swimming athletes’ advisory group consists of four athletes serving a four-year term until 2021.
The classification advisory group has six members who monitor and regularly discuss classification rules and regulations, current practice and challenges.
Dates for future meetings will be announced soon.
A revised version of the World Para Swimming classification rules came into effect at the start of January 2018 but has been criticised by athletes and figures such as Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB) President Mizael Conrado.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) claimed they followed "extensive" work from the classification advisory group on revising the technical assessment component, known as the water test.
Last September Conrado described the change as "ill-timed" and claimed it was killing the credibility of Para-swimming.