Venue: Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Date: 26 April 2021
Number of Participants
Total: 52 athletes (All Japanese athletes)
*As of April, 16
Para Swimming Overview
Paralympic swimmers at Tokyo 2020 will compete in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and medley events. To ensure that competition is as fair as possible, athletes are grouped according to their functional ability to perform each stroke in a process known as ‘classification’.
Para swimming is second only to para athletics in the number of athletes participating at the Games. The wide variety of swimming styles embodies the Paralympic motto, Spirit in Motion, reflecting the strong will of every Paralympian.
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games