Application for Competition Approval Application Form for World/Regional Records

World Para Swimming has set in place an approved Swimming Calendar of Events.

All applications for competition approval must be fully completed and submitted to World Para Swimming at least 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the competition for the application to be considered. If World Para Swimming officials (classifiers and/or technical officials) are requested the application has to be submitted by 31 July of the year prior to the competition (for competitions held between January and June), or by 15 January of the same year (for competitions held between July and December).

Only record applications submitted from approved competitions will be eligible for swimmers’ record performance times to be considered for ratification for world/regional records. Only times of licensed athletes will be considered for records and inclusion into the World Para Swimming rankings. Results are expected to be sent to World Para Swimming within 15 days after the competition as usual meet manager printouts/official results and in the format below.

Competition Approval Guidelines

Guide to apply for Competition Approval online

Swimming Results Template

All record applications must be notified to World Para Swimming within 15 days of the record setting performance and the original application form must be submitted to WPS together with an official result sheet and the electronic timing slip (printout from Automatic Officiating Equipment).

Record Approval Process

Record Application Form

Record Standards for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (II)


Application for International Classification Documents related to Competition Management

Local Organising Committees wishing to organise international classification or those wishing to engage World Para Swimming Technical Officials for their competition have to apply with the following documents.

LOC Responsibilities

Application for International Officials and Courses

These forms are to be used in World Para Swimming competitions only. Competitions being run by national federations (NPC or Swimming Federation) should use their national forms, bearing their national identifications/logos.

DSQ Form

Relay Declaration Form

Technical Protest Form

Appeal Form against a Protest Decision

Medical Withdrawal Form

Classification Protest Form

WPS Points System 

WPS Points Calculator

IPC Licensing Programme Brand Guidelines

The Licensing Fact Sheet provides important information on the IPC Licensing Procedure.

IPC Licensing Letter 

WPS Licensing Regulations 

World Para Swimming brand guidelines




World Para Swimming Safe Return to Para Swimming Guidelines

World Para Swimming Safe Return to Para Swimming Infographic