2013 – Montreal, Canada
The 2013 IPC Swimming Championships closed with 43 new world records set and 172 gold medals awarded between the 12-18 August. Nearly 480 athletes from 53 countries competed at the Championships, in what was the biggest gathering of international swimmers since London 2012 and the first event of its kind in North America.
Thirty-nine countries won at least one medal, over half of the entire number of National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) that fielded teams. Ukraine topped the medals table with Russia second and Great Britain third.
2010 – Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Between 15 and 21 August, 649 athletes from 53 countries took part in the biggest IPC Swimming World Championships to date. During six days of competition, the Pieter van den Hoogenband stadium hosted 181 medal events.
Ukraine topped the medals table with 58 medals, including 20 golds, whilst USA and Russia finished second and third respectively.
2006 – Durban, South Africa
After winning 52 medals including 24 golds, Great Britain topped the medals table with USA in second and Ukraine third. A total of 549 athletes from 49 countries took part in the final major event before the Beijing 2008 Paralympics.
The USA’s Jessica Long and China’s Wang Xiaofu (China) were the leading athletes of the each smashing five world records.
2002 – Mar del Plata, Argentina
More than 50 world records were broken and many personal bests set at the 2002 IPC Swimming World Championships. A total of 574 participants from 53 nations took part in the competition from 6 to 17 December. One highlight was the first IPC Open Water World Championships, which were carried out in the Atlantic Ocean. The final medal tally was topped by Great Britain with 32 gold, 23 silver and 21 bronze. Canada was second and China third.
1998 – Christchurch, New Zealand
From 7 to 17 October, more than 450 athletes from 51 countries took part in the 1998 IPC Swimming World Championships. Canada topped the medals table with 25 golds, though Great Britain claimed the most medals overall with 58. Australia finished third in the medals tally with 13 golds and 47 total medals.
1994 – Valletta, Malta
Nearly 500 athletes from 44 countries took part in the 1994 IPC Swimming World Championships.