World Para Swimming Championships

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The World Para Swimming Championships, known before 30 November 2016 as the IPC Swimming World Championships, are the world championships for swimming where athletes with a disability compete. They are organised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Previously on a four-year rotation, the championships are now held biennially, a year after the regional championships and year prior to the Paralympic Games.

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On 30 November 2016, the IPC (which serves as the international federation for 10 disability sports, including swimming) adopted the "World Para" brand for all 10 sports. The world championship events in all of these sports were rebranded as "World Para" championships. [1]

History

World Para Swimming Championships (Long Course)

The first World Para Swimming Championships were held from 2 December until 7 December, 2017, in Mexico City; the first IPC Swimming Championships (the former title of the championships) were held from 14 July until 26 July, 1990, in Assen, one year after the IPC was founded. [2]

NumberYearVenueDatesBest Nation
IPC Swimming Championships
1 1990 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Assen 14 Jul 26 Julunknown
2 1994 Flag of Malta.svg Malta 1 - 9 Novunknown
3 1998 Flag of New Zealand.svg Christchurch 7 Oct 17 OctFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
4 2002 Flag of Argentina.svg Mar del Plata 3 Dec 12 DecFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
5 2006 Flag of South Africa.svg Durban 2 Dec 8 DecFlag of the United States.svg  United States
6 2010 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Eindhoven 15 Aug 21 AugFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
7 2013 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal 11 Aug 17 AugFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
8 2015 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Glasgow 13 Jul 19 JulFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
World Para Swimming Championships
9 2017 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City 2 Dec 7 DecFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
10 2019 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 9 Sept - 15 SeptFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
11 2021 Flag of Portugal.svg Funchal [3] 25 Sept - 1 Oct

World Para Swimming Championships (Short Course)

The first (and only, as of 2018) short course world championships were held in December 2009, in Rio de Janeiro.

NumberYearVenueDatesBest Nation
1 2009 Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro 29 Nov 5 Dec Flag of Russia.svg Russia

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References

  1. "The IPC to rebrand the 10 sports it acts as International Federation for" (Press release). International Paralympic Committee. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. International Paralympic Committee. "Paralympics: History of the Movement", Official Website of the Paralympic Movement.
  3. "Madeira to host 2021 Para Swimming Worlds". International Paralympic Committee. 13 September 2019.