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 2024 but who are aiming for medal success in 2028 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.

World Class Programme Selection Policies

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British Para-Swimming Academy Squad

The selections for British Para-Swimming Academy Squad for 2022 will take place early in 2022 after the British Para-Swimming International Meet. British Para-Swimming are still fully committed to the Academy programme and feel that to be fair to all athletes, selections for the new cohort will take place after they have had racing opportunities. Athletes on the current programme will remain on the programme until the 30th September 2021 and after that date will still be accessing support from their Home Nation Programme.

British Para-Swimming Team Selection Appeals Procedure

The following procedures have been adopted by the British Swimming Office in the consideration of any appeal made by or on behalf of any athlete wishing to appeal by virtue of his or her non-nomination (non-selection) for (and any de-selection from) the Aquatic Team nominated by British Para-Swimming.