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.

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” adding: “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.”

Tickets can be purchased via www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Glasgow2015 priced at just £10/£15 for Adults for Heats/Finals, while all Under-16s go free (t&c’s apply).