Montreal to Host 2013 IPC World Swimming Championships

By Community | January 24, 2013

The International Paralympic Committee have confirmed the 2013 IPC World Swimming Championships will be hosted in Montreal, Canada.

Expected to attract around 650 of the world’s best swimmers from 50 countries, the sixth staging of the Championships will take place at Montreal’s Parc Jean Drapeau Aquatic Complex between 11th – 17th August 2013.

The British Gas GBR Disability Swimming Team has a strong history at the event and won 52 medals at the 2010 Championships in Eindhoven.

Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are very excited about Montreal staging the IPC Swimming World Championships as it is a city with an excellent track record for staging major international sporting events.

“Many of the swimmers who competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, breaking 148 world records, will compete in Montreal.

“Just like in London I expect them to thrill spectators and TV viewers around the globe with their sensational performances.”