World Para Swimming in co-operation with its education partners, IPC Academy and World Academy of Sport (WAoS), is committed to the continued learning of all parties within the Paralympic Movement.

With the number of athletes and competition opportunities continuing to rise within Para swimming, we have identified the need for increased learning support across in a number of areas. 

Through the relevant links you can find more information on how to become a classifier, technical official, coach or educator.

World Para Swimming will support you through your further and continuous training and development. Our pathway programme outlines how you can progress in your training and development through national, regional and international sport events. 

World Para Swimming will continue to inform NPCs of all upcoming education programmes via this website and by email. We welcome initiatives from National Paralympic Committees, National Federations and Local Organising Committees to host education programmes.

If you have an interest in becoming involved in one of our education programmes, please complete the relevant expression of interest to participate or similarly, if you would like to host an education event, you can complete the host application form.

The World Para Swimming team will review your application and, if you are eligible for participation, add your name to a candidate register for future programmes.

If you have any questions regarding World Para Swimming education programmes, please contact us at

Please see below for course dates and application forms.

The World Para Swimming Introduction to Coaching Programme is designed for Para swimming coaches that are just getting into coaching Para swimming or coaches who have been coaching Para swimming for some years but are looking to advance their skill level. Please see below for course dates and application forms. World Para Swimming envisions to create an advanced level coaching course in the coming years. That course will target coaches that are working with/are interested in working with their elite national team.

Coaches course Singapore, Singapore 7-9 May 2019 Coaching Level 1
Technical Officials level 2/3 Singapore, Singapore 7-9 May 2019 Technical Officials Level 3
Training camp and officiating courses Lima, Peru 4-6 June 2019 Technical Officials Level 2
Technical official course Colorado, USA 1-3 October 2019 Technical Officials Level 2
Technical official course Incheon, South Korea 12-13 October 2019 Technical Officials Level 2
Coaching Course Colorado, Poland 12-13 October 2019 Coaching Introduction

Documents and Forms


The IPC Academy online programmes are open for everybody who wants to learn more about the IPC and the Paralympic Movement. You might be an athlete, a coach, a technical official, sport medical practitioner, event organiser or generally just an interested supporter of Paralympic Sport or the Paralympic Games looking to test their knowledge. 

Furthermore, the online programmes are the entry levels (Level 1) to the World Para Swimming pathways on technical officiating, classification and coaching. There are different online programmes available, depending on your area of interest.

Highly discounted voucher code packages for the online courses are available for purchase by NPCs and NFs. Please contact us at for more information.