August 3-10, 2013
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Hosted by the Dwarf Athletic Association of America

The largest sporting event in history exclusively for athletes with dwarfism

days until the Games. Are you ready?


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.

  • Futures (age 6 & younger) - 12.5m flotation, 12.5m freestyle, 25m flotation, and 25m freestyle
  • Juniors (age 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15) - 25m flotation, 25m freestyle, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m butterfly, 100m individual medley
  • Open (any age) - 25m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley
  • Masters (35 years & older) - 25m freestyle, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m butterfly

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.

Swimmer on Starting Block

The Sport Technical Director for swimming is Jill Nelson.


Jill Nelson


The sponsors and partners for the swimming competition include Mason High School Aquatic Center, Michigan Swimming Inc., SwimSpray, and Speedo USA.


Mason Bulldog