Swimming is a popular sport that accommodates people of all ages and abilities, and offers significant opportunities for elite dwarf swimmers to compete in quadrennial cross-disability Paralympic Games.
The following individual events will be offered at the 2013 World Dwarf Games. Classification will apply in all age divisions except the Future Division.
A mixed-gender, mixed-classification 4 x 50m freestyle relay will be offered in the Open Division. A mixed-gender, mixed-classification, mixed-age 4 x 25m freestyle relay will be offered in the Junior Division.
Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) rules apply. Separate individual events are offered for males and females . In World Dwarf Games competitions, Open Division swimmers race in one of three classifications based on body proportions.
The WDG sport technical director for swimming is Jill Nelson.