The 2020 World Para Swimming World Series will return in October with the German capital Berlin staging the second and final leg of the season.
The Berlin 2020 World Series was initially scheduled to June but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic – which caused the whole World Para Swimming season to be interrupted.
The competition will now take place from 15 to 18 October. The venue will again be the Schwimm- und Sprunghalle in the Europasportpark (SSE) – one of the fastest competition pools in the world.
This will be the 34th edition of the Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften 2019 (IDM) – the German International Para Swimming Championships -, which has been part of the World Series since the inaugural edition in 2017.
The traditional Para swimming competition has already hosted hundreds of Paralympic medallists.
Last year alone, a total of 43 world records were broken at the SSE. Great Britain’s Alice Tai was responsible for six of them – a performance that gave her the 2019 World Series women’s title.
National teams and athletes interested in taking part in the Berlin 2020 World Series can register by clicking here. The deadline for entries is 28 September.
Information about travel restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany is available on the German Federal Foreign Office website.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) has created a page for those interested in volunteering at the competition. The registration page can be found here (in German only).
Melbourne, Australia hosted the opening World Series in 2020 in February before the season was put on hold in response to the coronavirus outbreak.