For the first time in 2017, World Para Swimming will stage the World Series.
Bringing together some of the biggest competitions on the global calendar, the World Series will take in five countries across Europe and the Americas between March-July.
The world’s best athletes will get the chance to compete before they head to Mexico City for the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships.
All athlete’s results at each World Series edition will be calculated using a standardised points system via an online virtual competition platform. This will ensure that the overall World Para Swimming World Series winner will be the best performing athlete over the duration of the series, meaning that every performance counts.
The 2017 World Para Swimming World Series will also enable National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and National Federations (NFs) to better plan and develop their own programmes, by having access to competitions where rules and regulations are applied consistently. This is the same for classification where for the World Series, World Para Swimming can provide on-site support and guidance.
In terms of education, the circuit will be used as an access point for professional volunteer development by the NPCs, NFs and World Para Swimming. The aim is to grow the pool and standard of international and national technical officials.
The World Series will also be used as a platform for carrying out technical and classification research, which was previously mainly carried out at regional or World Championships level.
Rankings will be published after every competition.
|Copenhagen, Denmark||Copenhagen 2017 World Para Swimming World Series||11-12 March|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil||Sao Paulo 2017 World Para Swimming World Series - Loterias Caixa Swimming Open Championships||21-23 April|
|Sheffield, Great Britain||Sheffield 2017 World Para Swimming World Series - British Para Swimming International Meet||27-30 April|
|Indianapolis, USA||Indianapolis 2017 World Para Swimming World Series||9-11 June|
|Berlin, Germany||Berlin 2017 World Para Swimming World Series - Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften Swimming Berlin||6-9 July|