World Para Swimming calls for athlete representatives

National Paralympic Committees invited to nominate candidates for first Athletes Advisory Group. 21 Jul 2017
The official logo for World Para Swimming

The official logo for World Para Swimming

National Paralympic Committees are invited to nominate one candidate for election to the World Para Swimming Athlete Advisory Group (AAG) at the Mexico City 2017 World Championships, set to take place from 30 September-6 October.

The mission of the AAG is to represent the views of the entire Para swimming athletes population, including all impairment types, looking for equal gender representation, and making their voices heard within World Para Swimming.

It will also provide advice to the Sport Technical Committee (STC) and World Para Swimming Management Team, promote a “healthy image” and “fair play”, promote and foster the worldwide development of Para swimming and attend or host athletes’ meetings at major sport competitions.

Candidates should have strong qualities of leadership, accomplishment, knowledge and respect, both on and off the field of play, and experience in and commitment to the advocacy of athlete-related issues.

World Para Swimming will also appoint a Lead of the Athlete Advisory Group who shall serve a four-year term (2018-2021) and represent AAG during STC meetings as requested, as well as liaise on behalf of the AAG with the STC and the World Para Swimming Management Team.

The working language will be English and the majority of work will be conducted over e-mail.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017 (24:00 CET).

For further information, please contact World Para Swimming Assistant Jovana Zrnzevic at