Parapans Swimming Competition Starts Sunday

11 Nov 2011 By IPC

Some of the world’s best swimmers will be going head-to-head in Guadalajara, Mexico, from Sunday (13 November) as the swimming competition at the 2011 Parapan American Games gets underway.

More than 181 swimmers will be competing in 85 medal events at the Scotiabank Aquatics Centre, a venue that will also play host to the 2017 FINA Swimming World Championships.

With 39 swimmers, Brazil has the biggest and arguably strongest team set to compete in the pool. Their team includes the likes of Daniel Dias and Andre Brasil, who between them boast 18 Paralympic medals.

Three countries – Ecuador, Peru and Trinidad & Tobago - have entered just one swimmer each.

On Sunday there will be 11 gold medals up for grabs, however Monday will be the most competitive day of competition with 19 gold medals to be won.

In total around 1,500 athletes from 23 countries will compete in 13 sports at the Parapan American Games.

The Opening Ceremony takes place on Saturday (12 November), with competition starting a day later.