The London Aquatics Centre hosts the largest Para-Swimming championships outside of the Paralympic Games. Taking place from 9th – 15th September tickets are on sale for the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships.
600 swimmers from approximately 60 countries compete this week at the iconic venue which hosted swimming and diving at the London 2012 Olympics. With a multitude of Paralympic, world and continental champions in attendance, more than 130 titles will be contested.
The ninth edition of the World Para Swimming Championships is a key qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and will be the second time the event has been staged in the UK.
The London Aquatics Centre on Queen Elizabeth Park, the home of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, will feature the biggest names in para-swimming including a high calibre group of 24 swimmers who have been selected by British Swimming to represent the hosts. See below for the full team.
The last time this event took place in the UK four years ago, Ellie Simmonds, Tai and Jessica-Jane Applegate were amongst the Brits who struck gold and they will once again be aiming for global titles in London. Joining that illustrious group are the likes of Paralympic medallists Ellie Robinson and Tom Hamer, as well as emerging stars such as Ellie Challis and Toni Shaw.
One to watch: Since bursting to prominence in 2008 at the Paralympic Games in Beijing as the youngest member of the British team, the aforementioned Ellie Simmonds OBE has won a host of gold medals at world, European and Olympic level. Claming gold at a third Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016 Simmonds has her sights set on creating more sporting history in London this week en route to Tokyo 2020.
A list of all the athletes taking part can be viewed via the World Para Swimming website.
Heats timings: Doors open 8.30am ahead of competition action from 10am.
Finals timings: Doors open 4.30pm ahead of competition action from 6pm.
Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets‘ link.
Tickets on the day subject to availability. A sell-out for most London 2019 World Para Swimming sessions is likely. Checking the British Swimming Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.
British Para-Swimming team for the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships:
Jessica Jane Applegate, England, City of Norwich SC
Jordan Catchpole, England, City of Norwich SC
Stephen Clegg, Scotland, City of Sunderland ASC
Reece Dunn, England, Plymouth Leander SC
Louise Fiddes, England, Hatfield SC
Bethany Firth, England, Newcastle Swim Team
Thomas Hamer, England, Stockport Metro SC
Michael Jones, England, National Performance Centre/COMAST
Scott Quin, Scotland, Warrender Baths
Rebecca Redfern, England, Worcester SC
Megan Richter, England, Orion SC
Eleanor Robinson, England, Northampton SC
Toni Shaw, Scotland, University of Aberdeen
Eleanor Simmonds, England, Camden Swiss Cottage SC
Maisie Summers Newton, England, Northampton SC
Alice Tai, England, Ealing SC
Brock Whiston, England, Barking & Dagenham Aquatics Club
The athletes above gained selection after they achieved the consideration time as per the selection policy (individual).
Stephanie Millward, England, Corsham ASC
Zara Mullooly, England, Guildford City SC
The athletes above gained selection after they achieved the consideration time as per the selection policy (relay).
Ellie Challis, England, Colchester Phoenix ASC
Suzanna Hext, England, Swindon Dolphin ASC
Tully Kearney, England, National Performance Centre/COMAST
Louis Lawlor, Scotland, Glasgow SC
Rhys Davies, Wales, Pembroke & District ASC
The athletes above gained selection at the discretion of the National Performance Director.