Montreal, Canada, will host the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships between 12 and 18 August.
Following the success of London 2012 the event is likely to be the biggest to date with over 650 of the world’s best swimmers from more than 60 countries taking part.
The majority of medal winners from London will be competing in Montreal as swimmers start their preparations for the next Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.
The Parc Jean Drapeau Aquatic Complex, a venue to the east of Montreal with a rich history for staging major international and national swimming competitions will host the event. It features three recently renovated outdoor pools. Swimming Canada, the organisers of the Championships, plan to build a temporary structure around the eight-lane competition pool, effectively turning it into an indoor venue. A second outdoor pool will be used for training and warm-up.
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