World Class Pathway

There are two programmes that make up the World Class Pathway:

  • World Class Podium Programme - this programme supports athletes with realistic gold medal winning capabilities at the next Paralympic Games.
  • World Class Podium Potential Programme - this programme supports athletes who's performances have suggested they have a realistic chance to qualify for 2020 but who are aiming for medal success in 2024 and beyond.

To be considered for a place on the World Class Programme athletes must meet the criteria as set out in the selection policies outlined below.

2019/2020 Programme - Extended to 30th April 2021

World Class Podium Programme 2019/2020

World Class Podium Potential Programme 2019/2020

2019/2020 Para-Swimming Academy Squad

The PSAS is the initial entry level for consideration to the World Class programmes. The PSAS will help to provide a smooth athlete transition from Home Nation programmes and will be a confirmation phase for the athlete prior to being considered for a World Class programme.