The inaugural World Para Swimming World Series was held in Copenhagen Denmark March 11 and 12. One hundred twenty-two swimmers from seventeen nations contested the medals in a multi-class format meet. Swimmers of different sport classes swim together and are scored on a point chart to determine the medals.
The Canadian team was led by Philippe Vachon of Blainville Quebec who swims for Megophias de Trois Rivieres. Vachon S8SB8SM8, won the men’s 200 Freestyle in a time of 2:17.34. Vachon took bronze in the 100 backstroke in 1:13.04. He was seventh in the 200 IM and eighth in the 100 butterfly.
Jonathan Dieleman S5SB3SM4, of Telkwa British Columbia and the Richmond Rapids Swim Club stroked to fourth in the men’s 50 breaststroke in 52.71.
The Canadian team:
|Hicham Boufekane||PSITPQ / C.N. St-Hyacinthe||Mike Thompson|
|Aimee Brennan||Winskill Dolphins||Amy Canuel|
|Jonathan Dieleman||Richmond Rapids||Rob Pettifer|
|Hannah MacLellan||Charlottetown Bluephins Aquatic Clothing||Edie Rogers|
|Shelby Newkirk||Saskatoon Laser Swim Club||Eric Kramer|
|Philippe Vachon||Mégophias de Trois-Rivières||Charles Labrie|