How to follow opening World Para Swimming World Series

For the first time the World Series will take place in five countries across Europe and the Americas – starting in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11-12 March. 02 Mar 2017
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Sarah Louise Rung at the 2016 IPC Swimming European Championships in Funchal, Portugal.

Sarah Louise Rung at the 2016 IPC Swimming European Championships in Funchal, Portugal.

ⒸPedro Vasconcelos
By IPC

The first World Para Swimming World Series will get underway in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11-12 March.

Bringing together some of the biggest competitions on the global calendar, the World Series will take place in five countries across Europe and the Americas between March-July.

The world’s best athletes will get the chance to compete before they head to Mexico City for the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships.

Schedule and results

The competition begins at 9:30am (CET) each day.

The finals take place from 5.00pm Saturday (11 March) and from 4.00pm Sunday (12 March).

Schedule and results

•Press photos will be available for downloaded from the Danish Paralympic Committee’s Flickr account

•Daily reviews will be available at World Para Swimming’s website.

A total of 122 swimmers from 19 countries opens the 2017 season in Bellahoej Svoemmestadion – among them big names such as multiple Paralympic and world champions Sarah Louise Rung from Norway and Jessica Long and Rebecca Meyers from the US.

From Denmark, the 150m medley SM4 Paralympic bronze medallist, Jonas Larsen, will be among the competitors.

The venue is one of the best competition pools in Denmark, and is also the training centre for Danish Paralympic and Olympic swimmers.

All athlete’s results at each World Series edition will be calculated using a standardised points system via an online virtual competition platform. This will ensure that the overall World Para Swimming World Series winner will be the best performing athlete over the duration of the series, meaning that every performance counts.

2017 World Para Swimming World SeriesCopenhagen, Denmark, 11-12 March 2017

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 21-23 April 2017

Sheffield, Great Britain, 27- 30 April 2017

Indianapolis, USA, 9-11 June 2017

Berlin, Germany, 6-9 July 2017

The 2017 World Para Swimming Championships take place in Mexico City from 30 September - 6 October.

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