2022 World Para Swimming Championships start this weekend – here’s how to watch
The New Zealand Para swimming team at the World Para Swimming Championships
Five excited Kiwi Para swimmers are in Madeira, Portugal for the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships.
The team is led by Paralympic gold medalists Cameron Leslie and Nikita Howarth, who have over two decades of international experience between them. Gaby Smith, Joshua Willmer and Lili-Fox Mason are debutantes competing at their first World Para Swimming Championships.
How to watch the World Para Swimming Championships
The events will be broadcast live and free via the Paralympic Games YouTube channel. You can watch live or watch the recordings later.
When to watch – schedule and results
With the time difference, events will be mostly during the night in New Zealand. Competition starts from this Sunday night (12 June) and runs through to Saturday night (18 June).
Here is a link to the Madeira 2022 schedule and live results.
All times are estimated. The schedule may change.
|Event||Est. time in NZ||Competing||Result||Placing|
|Women's 100m Breaststroke SB9||Mon 4.28am||Gaby Smith||1:21.05, +5.52 behind 1st place||6th;
U16 National Record;
|Men's 100m Freestyle S4||Tue 4.24am||Cameron Leslie||1.21.80||Gold|
|Women's 200m individual Medley SM10||Tue 5.36am||Gaby Smith||2:42.24, +15.04 behind 1st place||6th;
|Women's 100m Breaststroke SB7||Wed 4.34am||Nikita Howarth||1:33.45, +1.54 behind 1st place||Silver|
|Women's 400m freestyle S10||Wed 6.36am||Lili-Fox Mason||5:06.62, +31.22 behind 1st place||7th;
|Women's 400m freestyle S10||Wed 6.36am||Gaby Smith||5:01.75, +26.35 behind 1st place||5th;
U16 National Record
|Men's 50m Backstroke S4||Thu 5.37am||Cameron Leslie||42.54, +0.60 behind 1st place||Silver|
|Women's 100m Backstroke S7||Thu 6.50am||Nikita Howarth||1:29.19, +8.16 behind 1st place||6th|
|Men's 50m Freestyle S4||Fri 4.43am||Cameron Leslie||36.71, +0.46 behind 1st place||Silver;
|Women's 50m Butterfly S7||Fri 5.08am||Nikita Howarth||36.68, +2.67 behind 1st place||4th|
|Women's 100m Butterfly S10||Fri 4.28am||Lili-Fox Mason||1.12.40, +4.33 behind 1st place||8th|
|Men's 100m Breaststroke SB8||Sun 4.10am||Joshua Willmer||1:15.85, +4.28 behind 1st place||6th|
|Men's 200m freestyle S4||Sun 5.05am||Cameron Leslie||2:59.71, +8.80 behind 1st place||Silver;
What events will the NZ Para athletes compete in?
- Coach: Mat Woofe
- Club: Hamilton Aquatics
- Events: – 50 Butterfly – 100 Breaststroke – 100 Backstroke
Follow Nikita on social media @nikita_howarth
- Coach: Tom Onley
- Club: Whangarei Swim Club
- Events: – 50 Freestyle – 100 Freestyle – 50 Backstroke
Follow Cameron on social media @camtron1990
- Coach: Matt Houston
- Club: Wharenui Swim Club
- Events: – 400 Freestyle – 100 Butterfly – 200 Individual Medley
Follow Lili-Fox on social media @lilifoxmason.swim
- Coach: Sheldon Kemp and Shaun Foley
- Club: Pukekohe Swim Club
- Events: – 100 Breaststroke
Follow Joshua on social media @joshua_willmer
- Coach: Carl Gordon
- Club: Wharenui Swim Club
- Events: – 400 Freestyle – 100 Backstroke – 100 Breastroke – 200 Individual Medley
Follow Gaby on social media @gabyy.smithh