Para-Swimming World Series 2021 Live Stream Reddit Swimming Free

by OnlineTV
Published: April 8, 2021 (1 month ago)

World Para Swimming announced on 8 April the provisional calendar for the 2021 World Series.It will be the first time the series take place in the year of the Paralympic Games, giving athletes the chance to compete in high-level events in preparation for Tokyo 2020.



The 2021 World Series have five confirmed stops with another leg set to be announced in January.Sheffield, Great Britain will receive the season-opener World Series from 8-11 April in the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. The British city returns to the World Series after being part of the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

The series then goes to the Americas and to a city that has featured in four editions of the World Series. Indianapolis, USA will hold the competition from 15-17 April. The venue will again be the Indiana University Natatorium.Australia and Italy will also host World Series in April with dates yet to be confirmed.

The Italian meet is set to take place in Lignano Sabbiadoro, while the Australian host city will be announced at a later stage.Only city to host the World Series since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Berlin is scheduled to hold the competition from 17-20 June.

The World Para Swimming World Series were launched in 2017 to offer athletes around the world regular competition and classification opportunities.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only two competitions took place in the 2020 edition – Melbourne, Australia and Berlin, Germany.The 2019 season saw over 1,300 swimmers from 84 countries in action.

Taking place from the 8th to the 11th April 2021 at the prestigious Sheffield venue, the British Para-Swimming International Meet (BPSIM) will run as had been planned in 2020, prior to its postponement, albeit with the COVID protocols we are all becoming accustomed to. The fact that the event will be staged at Ponds Forge, one of the worst-hit major sporting venues in the UK during 2020, will only add to the sense of occasion.

Hosting the World Series will mean Britain’s para-swimming stars can pit themselves against the best in the world, a prospect that will be even more important in the build up to Tokyo, given the lack of opportunities over the last 12 months. To give an idea of the scale of the event, the 2019 World Series saw over 1300 athletes from 84 countries take part, with 33 of these nations competing at the Great Britain leg in Glasgow.