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. With the exception of Futures and relay events, swimmers compete within one of three classifications.
The Sport Technical Director for swimming is Jill Nelson.
The sponsors and partners for the swimming competition include Mason High School Aquatic Center, Michigan Swimming Inc., SwimSpray, and Speedo USA.