Welcome to our Para-Swimming section. The focus at SwimVortex.com is elite abled-bodied swimming and our resources do not always stretch to coverage of parallel worlds and the wider waters of a sport that ripples out well beyond the core reason for us being here – but we intend to provide coverage as and when we are able.
Para-Swimming is stacked with folk committed to excellence. This section is their domain here at SwimVortex.com and will feature the press releases and stories sent to us by federations, clubs, programs and individuals who wish to contribute. We welcome any photographs you would wish to have published but please send only those images for which permission for use is granted and note the name of the photographer who owns the image.
July 20, 2015 -
Editorial: the process of classification in paralympic sport is onerous and difficult enough without making it a barrier to the achievements of athletes who compete against the odds and work hard to come up trumps
July 19, 2015 -
Six gold medals, one silver, five world record and six championship marks: Ihar Boki of Belarus and racing visually impaired, concluded a stellar IPC World Championships campaign with two more global marks today and the 100m butterfly S13 crown; Tully Kearney takes two golds on last day, her last triumph with GBR teammates in the curtain-closing medley relay
July 16, 2015 -
At 13, Maddison Elliott became the youngest Australian at the London 2012 paralympics to make the podium, taking bronze medals in the 100 and 400m freestyle in the S8 category. Today, a 16-year-old at the IPC World Championships in Glasgow, she took down the 100m freestyle world mark with a 1:04.71 victory on another day of challenge for global standards
July 15, 2015 -
For the third successive day at the IPC World Championships in Glasgow, Ihar Boki, of Belarus, dominated the men’s events with a world-record victory, his 56.74 victory in the S13 100m backstroke shaving 0.23sec off the standard he set for Paralympic gold at London 2012 and claiming the global crown by more than 2sec; world records for three Russians; Oliver Hynd delights hosts with gold and European record
July 14, 2015 -
Glasgow 2015 IPC World Championships, day 2: Australia’s Tiffany Thomas Kane celebrated her 14th birthday a month early today when she claimed gold in a world record time in the 100m Breaststroke (S6, SB6) on the second day of action
July 13, 2015 -
A world record was simply the warm up for Australia’s Ellie Cole on the opening day of the IPC World Championships in Glasgow today: the final of the 100m Backstroke S9 delivered gold and a second global mark on the day, a 1:08.67 shaving the standard back from a morning 1:08.89; WRs, too, for Ihar Boki of Belarus in the 50m free and the Brazil mixed 4×50 free quartet
July 3, 2015 -
David Wilkie, the Scot who claimed the only gold in the pool at the Montreal Olympic Games not to go to Americans among men, joined Scottish para-swimming European silver medallist Scott Quin today to open a street-art swimming pool in Glasgow’s city centre to promote the IPC Swimming World Championships
June 18, 2015 -
FINIS has named Brad Snyder as the newest sponsored athlete on Team FINIS. Snyder, a two-time Paralympic Gold Medalist, is a retired U.S. Navy Lt. and motivational speaker on the road to the 2016 summer Paralympic Games in Rio.
May 18, 2015 -
Livermore, CA – May 14, 2015 – The Telly Awards has named FINIS, The Factory Agency and Director, Hans Rosenwinkel as Silver Telly Award winners in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their campaign titled, “Redefine Limitations” featuring Mallory Weggemann