World Para Swimming - World Series 2021



a group of men dive into a pool
German capital Berlin is set to host the final leg of the 2021 World Series in June.

The World Para Swimming World Series return in 2021 with five events already confirmed across three continents from April to June, in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

You can find more information and the provisional calendar below.

host country and general details event information

Sheffield 2021 World Series, Great Britain;

8 – 11 April

The season kicks off in Great Britain with the World Series returning to the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield for the first time since 2018. The British city also appeared in the inaugural World Series season in 2017.

Entry Package

COVID-19 Guidance Summary Document

COVID-19 Event Management Plan

Lewisville 2021 World Series, USA;

15 - 17 April

The World Series travels from Europe to North America in April with Lewisville hosting the World Series for the first time at the LISD Westside Aquatic Centre.

Entry Package (inc. COVID-19 Protocols)

Lignano Sabbiadoro 2021 World Series, Italy;

17 - 18 April

The 2021 season will make a stop in Italy, with Lignano Sabbiadoro joining the World Series for the fourth year in a row. The competition will take place at the Bella Italia Village sports complex, located near the sea in the Italian resort.

Entry Package

COVID-19 Measures

Berlin 2021 World Series, Germany;

17 – 20 June

The season finale in the German capital has already become a World Series tradition being part of the competition calendar since the inaugural season in 2017. The swimming pool at the Schwimm- und Sprunghalle in the Europasportpark (SSE) – is considered one of the fastest in the world. 


Entry Package

Hygiene Concept

the point 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 the World Para Swimming Website.

2021 World Series Programme and Rankings 

Points System

Points Calculator