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.
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.
With a multitude of Paralympic, world and continental champions in attendance, more than 130 titles will be contested.
One to watch: Since bursting to prominence in 2008 at the Paralympic Games in Beijing as the youngest member of the British team, 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.