2018 World Para Swimming World Series
© • Ralf Kuckuck
The World Para Swimming World Series returns in 2018 after a successful debut season in 2017.
Bringing together some of the biggest competitions on the global calendar, the World Series will take in six countries across Europe and the Americas from March to June.
All athletes' 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 World Series was created to bring together some of the biggest competitions on the global calendar with the world’s best swimmers in action. It also enables 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.
The 2018 calendar can still have one more city included as WPS is in negotiation to take the World Series for the first time to Asia.
Rankings will be published after every competition.
During the season, all athletes’ results at each edition are calculated using a standardised points system via an online virtual competition platform. This ensures that the overall WPS World Series winner is the best performing athlete over the duration of the series, meaning that every performance counts. Rankings are published after every competition.
Brazil’s Daniel Dias and Italy’s Monica Boggioni won the individual men’s and women’s titles at the 2017 World Series. Chile’s Alberto Albarza and Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Gabidullina topped the the S/SB 1-3 High Support Needs rankings.
Australia’s Lakeisha Patterson won the women’s junior title while Great Britain’s Jordan Catchpole was the winner in the men’s junior. The National Paralympic Committees’ title went to the British team.
|City, Country||Competition Name||Date|
|Copenhagen, Denmark||2018 World Para Swimming World Series||2-4 March|
|Indianapolis, USA||2018 World Para Swimming World Series||19-21 April|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil||2018 World Para Swimming World Series Loterias Caixa Swimming Open Championships||26-28 April|
|Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy||2018 World Para Swimming World Series||24-27 May|
|Sheffield, Great Britain||2018 World Para Swimming World Series British Para Swimming International Meet||31 May-3 June|
|Berlin, Germany||2018 World Para Swimming World Series Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften Swimming Berlin||7-10 June|