Mexico to host World Series for first time

Series will travel to Latin America in October this year with Tijuana receiving the final stop of the 2022 season 05 Jul 2022
Image of a male Para swimmer in the podium with his gold medal and his flowers
Jesus Hernandez Hernandez was the most successful Mexican athlete at Madeira 2022, after his gold medal at Tokyo 2020
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By World Para Swimming

Mexico is the new addition to the Para Swimming World Series calendar with Tijuana hosting the competition from 6 to 9 October this year.

The Mexican city will be the second stop in the Americas in the 2022 season. Indianapolis, USA held the Series from 7 to 9 April in the last official World Para Swimming event before the World Championships in Madeira, Portugal in June.

World Para Swimming has signed a multi-year agreement with the Mexican Paralympic Committee (NPC Mexico) which will see the country hosting the Series through to 2024.

Tijuana will be the sixth and final leg of the 2022 World Series. The season kicked off in Aberdeen, Great Britain in February followed by Melbourne, Australia; Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy and Berlin, Germany.

One of the most traditional Para swimming nations in Latin America, Mexico finished in the top 10 at the Madeira 2022 World Championships with 25 medals, including 10 golds. 

Jesus Hernandez Hernandez was the most successful Mexican athlete in Portugal picking three gold, two silver and a bronze medal in the S3 class.

More information about the 2022 World Series can be found here.