Montreal 2013
IPC Swimming World Championships
12-18 August

Information for teams

USA's Victoria Arlen and Great Britain's Ellie Simmonds in action at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. © • Getty Images

Swimmers eligibility

To be eligible for selection by an NPC for the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (50m) swimmers must:

• hold an active IPC Swimming license for the 2013 Season

• have achieved a Minimum Qualification Standard (MQS) at an IPC Swimming Recognised 50m Competition for the respective event between 1 January 2012 and 16 June 2013 (times are only recognised if the athlete was licensed at the time of the achievement or has a recognized split time record in the same stroke)

• be internationally classified with a “Review” (R) or “Confirmed” (C) sport class status no later than 16 June 2013.

• Exception can be granted to those NPCs that have swimmer(s) without an MQS, for a maximum of 2 male and/or 2 female swimmer (wild card entry)

Note: The MQS was set on 20th place of the official world ranking list 2010-2012. If there were not 20 athletes, the penultimate time of the rankings is used as an MQS. The Minimum Entry Time (MET) was set on 28th place of the official world ranking list 2010-2012.

The rankings list, which includes qualification standards, can be found here.

For relay events the NPCs there are no MQS times, the teams can be entered without previous achievement (they will be seeded with ‘no time’). NPCs that have a time for their relay team from the qualification period can enter this result in the final entries.

Competition format

The 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (50m) will be conducted by the Single Class competition format (IPC Swimming Rules and Regulations 2.4.2). Only events that meet the Event viability criteria outlined below after the Entry by number will be included in the Final event programme. Sport classes without a viable event will be able to “swim up” to the nearest single class event included in the Programme (regulation 2.4.3). These sport classes will be considered Eligible classes for the respective single class event, and medals will be not allocated separately for these eligible classes.

Event viability criteria

Individual events will be considered viable if they have a minimum of five (5) eligible swimmers from two (2) NPCs entered through the Entry by number.

Relay events will be considered viable if they have a minimum of four (4) eligible NPCs entered through the Entry by number.

Maximum entry per NPC

NPCs can enter a maximum of three (3) eligible swimmers per medal event if all have met the MQS or MET. If there is more than one eligible class in the single sport class event, a maximum of five (5) swimmers per event can be entered per each NPC. However, only a maximum of three (3) swimmers per each eligible sport class can be entered if all met the MQS or MET.

NPCs can enter their athletes that have met at least one (1) MQS in an unlimited number of events providing they meet the Minimum Entry Time (MET) for the additional events.

Medals

Medals will be awarded to the first three (3) athletes finishing the event (regardless of the sport class).

In the exceptional case an event is completed by only three (3) or fewer swimmers medals will be awarded following the “minus one rule”.

Medal events

A full list of the 177 medal events (89 men and 88 women) can be found in Related documents to the left.

Minimum Qualification Criteria

The Mimimum Qualification Standard (MQS) for each race, together with the Mimimum Entry Time (MET) can be found in Related documents to the left.

Swimwear

Regulation 2.13 will apply; swimwear (caps, goggles and swimsuits) must be from the approved list.

Advertising

Regulations outlined in the IPC Swimming Rules and Regulations 2011 - 2014 will apply. IPC Swimming might identify the sponsor to be put on a certain side of the caps and in this case communicate this to the NPCs latest by 10 May 2013.

Competition fee

The Competition fee for the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (50m) is 495 EUR per team member.

The Competition fee covers Championships services such as transport (to/from airport, official Championships hotels to venues) from 8 to the 19 August 2013 (official Championships period) and basic medical services in the official Championships venue.

Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be part of the hotel packages.

Insurance

All team members are obliged to have their own travel and medical insurance for the duration of the Championships. Organisers will provide only basic medical services in the official venues of the Championships.

Financial regulations

The Competition fee is to be paid to IPC Swimming by 7 June 2013 in accordance to the invoice that will be sent by IPC Swimming to each NPC following the Entry by number deadline.

Following the Entry deadline by number (17 May 2013) there will be no reimbursement for any team members withdrawn, with the exception of athletes entered into a non-viable event or due to medical cases.

Should there be any additional team members added following the Entry by number (max. 15% increase of NPC swimmers entered with the Entry by number is allowed) an additional invoice will be sent to the NPC. This invoice is to be paid no later than 12 July 2013.

2013 IPC Swimming World Championships Qualification and Entry Timelines
Date Activity
1 January 2012 Start of the period for swimmers to achieve MQS performances
15 February 2013 Deadline to submit NPC Delegation Calculation Form
29 April 2013 Opening of Online Entry System for Entry by Number per Event
17 May 2013 Deadline for Entry by Number per Event (NPCs will be invoiced based on the number provided in this entry, no withdrawl is possible after this entry deadline)
7 June 2013 Deadline for Competition Fee Payment
10 June 2013 Opening of Online Entry System for Entry by Name per Event (final entry). Max. 15% increase of total NPC Delegation compared to Entry by Number, additional invoice for added team members
16 June 2013 End of period for swimmers to achieve MQS performances
28 June 2013 Deadline for Online Entry by Name per Event (final entry deadline). No changes in the entries will be accepted after this date.
12 July 2013 Deadline for payment of additional entries
9-11 August 2013 Classification
12-18 August 2013 Competition