World Para Swimming World Series 2020


General Information the Hosts 

“The 2020 World Series will be the first to take place in a Paralympic Games year, offering swimmers from all over the world the chance to plan next season in advance and to compete in high-level events in preparation for Tokyo 2020," said Tracy Glassford, World Para Swimming Senior Manager.

"It will also give Para swimming fans the opportunity to start following the amazing athletes they will watch competing at the Paralympics."

“The next season will also be the first in which the series return to the same countries that hosted them in the previous season. The World Series is now well established as a platform for new swimmers to come onto the international scene at the same time that it offers the world’s best athletes a more consistent competition calendar. We take this opportunity to thank all Local Organising Committees and share with them the success of the competition,” Glassford added. 

The 2019 season saw over 1,300 swimmers from 84 countries competing. Spain’s Antoni Ponce was crowned the men’s individual winner and Great Britain’s Alice Tai took the women’s individual title. 

More information can be found on the World Para Swimming website.

The points system

All athletes' results at each World Series edition are calculated using a standardised World Para Swimming points system via an online virtual competition platform.

This ensures 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.

After each event, the World Series rankings will be updated on World Para Swimming's website.

2020 World Series Programme and Rankings

Point System

Point Calculator

Melbourne, Australia 14-16 February 2020

As in 2019, the season-opener will take place in Melbourne.

Entry package



Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy 27 February -1 March 2020 (CANCELLED)

The Italian city returns as a World Series host for the third season in a row. The picturesque venue by the sea features not one, but two swimming pools, where more than 260 swimmers from 31 countries competed in the inaugural 2018 edition.

Sao Paulo, Brazil 25 -28 March 2020 (CANCELLED)

The National Paralympic Training Centre will be playing host to this competition.  Together with Indianapolis, USA, and Berlin, Germany, Sao Paulo is one of the three cities which has been part of the World Series since the first edition in 2017.

Sheffield, Great Britain 9-12 April 2020 (CANCELLED)

Great Britain will also host the Series for the fourth consecutive year in different cities as this time round the competition returns to Sheffield.

Indianapolis, USA 16-18 April 2020 (CANCELLED)

Indianapolis will host a World Series event for the fourth successive year when the competition returns there in April.

Singapore, 1-3 May 2020 (CANCELLED)

Singapore World Para Swimming World Series which made it's debut last year would be looking to build on the success of 2019.

Berlin, Germany 2020 15-18 October 2020 (new dates)

The season finale World Series event will again take place in Berlin for the fourth year in a row.

Entry package

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