Tokyo Funding (2017-21)

World Class Programme
Athlete Performance Award

Paralympic medals won since introduction of National Lottery funding


Historical Funding












Paralympic swimmers at Tokyo 2020 will compete in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and medley events.

Athletes can have a physical, visual or intellectual impairment. The rules of the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) are modified to include optional starting platforms and in-water starts for some athletes or the use of signals or ‘tappers’ for those with visual impairments. No prostheses or assistive devices are allowed in the pool.

Para Swimming is second only to Para Athletics in the number of athletes participating in events

Find out more on the British Swimming website.

Performance target for 2019: 35 - 45 medals at the World Championships

  • Maurice Watkins


  • Pete Matthews

    Communications Manager

    Contact: 01509 640 114 /

  • Jack Buckner

    Chief Executive

  • Chris Furber

    Performance Director


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Funding Partners
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland