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IPC Swimming World Championships Coming To Glasgow

Over 650 swimmers from 50 countries will converge this summer on Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre for the IPC Swimming World Championships which will run from 13-19 July.

The World Championships, which are staged every two years, are the biggest event on the calendar for para-swimming outside of the Paralympic Games and will see the world’s best male and female para-swimmers – including Ellie Simmonds and Scotland’s Andrew Mullen and Scott Quinn – in action.

Tickets can be purchased via priced at just £10/£15 for Adults for Heats/Finals, while all Under-16s go free (t&c’s apply).

Ellie Simmonds, who has won 13 World titles and 10 European titles, as well as having 10 World Records to her name, is looking forward to competing at Tollcross – the scene of the hugely successful Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

She said:

“I’m so excited about the home World Championships. Home support was so important during the London 2012 Paralympics and I really love it when the crowd cheer us on. I hope that we get big audiences so we can show them how brilliant our sport is.

“Glasgow will be my fourth World Championships and I think it will be really special. I love competing at the top level. Racing fast is the best part of my sport but this will be made even better with a great crowd getting behind the team.

“The world’s best will be coming to Glasgow for this competition and it would be great if we could make the first British-held World Championships the best one yet.”

Janette Chippington

Paracanoe Teams Announced For Competitions Ahead of Rio 2016

Following a hard winter’s training, the ‘road to Rio’ finally gets underway for paracanoe athletes this week. The British team selected for the Senior European Championships is heading off to Racice, Czech Republic this weekend to make final preparations ahead of the event which takes place there on 1-3 May.

The selections, approved by British Canoeing’s International Panel, follow the April Regatta at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham (11-12 April).

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WDSA Announce the 1st Wheelchair Dance Showcase in the UK

WDSA (UK) are excited to announce the 1st Wheelchair Dance Showcase for the UK.

This packed evening will feature many performances, including Richard Still and Morgan Hemphill – British and United Kingdom 10 Dance Champions, our Patrons Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova and our own top class athletes Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness and Linda Wilson and Stephen Boyne and will also include a show case from our local groups.

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