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Official website of World Para Swimming

    2017 World Para Swimming World Series

    Swimmers dive to compete in the Men's 200m Individual Medley - SM8 Final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Swimmers dive to compete in the Men's 200m Individual Medley - SM8 Final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. © • Getty Images

    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.

    If you are interested in hosting a World Para Swimming World Series competition please fill out the Expression of Interest Form.

    2017 World Para Swimming World Series
    City, country Name Date
    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