PARA SWIMMING FAST FACTS

1.    Para swimming was part of the first Games at Rome 1960

2.    The sport has been contested at 15 Paralympic Games

3.    Trischa Zorn from the USA is the most decorated Para swimmer with 46 total over seven Games

4.    The Rio 2016 Paralympics saw the most countries (79) and medal events (152) contested at a Games

5.    London 2012 saw the most participants with 604 swimmers

6.    Great Britain’s Mike Kenny is the most decorated Paralympic male swimmer with 16 medals, all golds

7.    The USA leads the Paralympic medals standing with 689 total (268 golds). Great Britain follows with 681 (217 golds) and then the Netherlands at 422 (180 golds)

8.    World Para Swimming introduced its first World Series in 2017 

9.    Brazil’s Daniel Dias won the men’s individual World Series title in the first edition

10.  Italy’s Monica Boggioni won the women’s equivalent in the inaugural World Series in 2017