Paralympic & IPC Swimming

Julia Gaffney Takes Down S7 100 Back World Record in Indy

Gaffney broke Shelby Newkirk’s days-old record.

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Paralympic Torch Milestone Event Schedule Announced

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be divided into 3 separate parts, each representing important components of the Paralympic movement.

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Phoenix Swimming Breaks US Age Group Record at Quebec Cup

Swimming across the border in Canada, the 13-14 girls from the Phoenix Swim Club in New England broke the American National Age Group Record in the 200 free relay.


McClain Hermes Breaks S11 American Record in 500 Yard Free

Hermes is also the American Record holder in the event in the S12 classification.


New Zealand’s Ella Benn Awarded ISPS Handa Talent Scholarship

15-year-old New Zealand para swimmer Ella Benn has been honored with one of the first ever ISPS Handa talent scholarships.

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Hansen Completes Breaststroke Trifecta At 2019 Vic Open

The 2019 Vic Open wrapped up tonight in Melbourne, with 23-year-old Jessica Hansen completing her sweep of the women’s breaststroke events.


Horton Takes 800 Free With Ease On Night 2 Of 2019 Vic Open

Although training through this meet, Mack Horton took the men’s 800m free gold and 200m free bronze on night 2 of the 2019 Vic Open in Australia.


Hansen Breaks Into Breaststroke World Rankings To Start 2019 Vic Open

Short Course World Championships bronze medalist Jess Hansen got her 2019 off with a pleasing time in the women’s 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:07.62 for the victory at the 2019 Vic Open.


2019 Vic Open Doubles As Para Swimming World Series

Unique to the 2019 edition of the Victorian Open Championships is the fact that it is incorporating the Melbourne 2019 World Para Swimming World Series. This is the first World Series event ever held in the Oceania region.


Shout from the Stands: Pursuit of a Paralympic Dream

I don’t let Hydrocephalus or anything get in my way in or out of the water. I believe that the only limits in life are those that we impose on ourselves.

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Paralympics Australia Re-Brand Brings $12 Million Funding Influx

The Australian Federal Government announced an injection of $12 million in new funding for its para athletes ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.


9-Time Paralympic Champ Benoit Huot Retires

Paralympic swimming icon Benoit Huot has retired from competition after 20 Paralympic medals, five consecutive Paralympic appearances and a slew of world records.

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Malaysia Stripped of 2019 WPS World Championships Hosting Rights

The IPC announced Malaysia will no longer host the 2019 WPS World Championships in response to its ban on Israeli athletes.


IPC Announces Paris 2024 Paralympic Program Will Match 2020

The sports represented at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris, France, will match those at the 2020 games in Toyko,…

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Malaysia’s New Sports-Loving King Could Welcome Israeli Athletes

As a new king comes into power, so too will a new Prime Minister, potentially allowing for a cessation to the ban on Israeli athletes put in place by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, who stated that Malaysia would deny visas to Israeli para swimmers hoping to compete at the 2019 WPS World Championships.


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