Interested in hosting a WPS World Series Event?

World Para Swimming is currently looking for hosts for the upcoming World Series quadrennial (2021-2024). The deadline to submit the bid document is 11 May 2020.

Apply now to host one of the World Series Events!

For any questions please contact World Para Swimming at

Related Documents

WPS World Series Bid document

WPS World Series Technical Requirements


Interested in hosting a World Para Swimming Championships? 

World Para Swimming is currently looking for hosts for the upcoming 2022 European Championships, 2023 World Championships and the 2024 European Open Championships.  The deadline to submit the bid document is 05 June 2020.  

Apply now to host one of these events, which are some of the most important Para sporting events outside the Paralympic Games.  

For any questions please contact World Para Swimming at

Related Documents

World Para Swimming Championships Bid document

World Para Swimming Championships Technical Requirements

Application for Competition Approval

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

Application Form for World/Regional Records

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 IPC 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

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.

Fees for Competition Approval and World Para Swimming Officials

LOC Responsibilities

Application for International Officials and Courses

Documents related to Competition Management

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.

Relay Declaration Form

DSQ Form

Technical Protest Form

Appeal Form against a Protest Decision

Medical Withdrawal Form

Blood Lactate Testing Application Form

Classification Protest Form

IPC Licensing Programme

IPC Licensing Letter 2019

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

Official Communications

World Para Swimming Technical Advisory Group

World Para Swimming Classification Advisory Group

Appointment letter for World Para Swimming Classification Review Project Management Group

World Para Swimming Athletes' Advisory Group

World Para Swimming HSN Group

Brand Guidelines

World Para Swimming brand guidelines