INAS have awarded their Swimming Championships to Morelia City ©INAS

Morelia City has been announced as the host of the 2017 International Federation of Sport for Para-athletes with an Intellectual Disability (INAS) Swimming Championships.

The decision to award the competition to the Mexican city, which is located in the state of Michoacán, was made by the INAS Swimming Committee.

As a result of the award, it will be the first time the Championships has been held in the Americas region.

The event is being hosted by the Mexican Federation for Special Athletes (FEMEDE), with the competition due to take place between November 27 and December 4.

Entry details are due to be confirmed next year.

The last World Swimming Championships, organised by INAS, took place in New Caledonia during 2013.

Having been awarded the INAS Swimming Championships, it will be the second major international swimming competition for Para-athletes to be held in Mexico in 2017. 

The Championships will take place between November 27 and December 4 next year ©INAS
The Championships will take place between November 27 and December 4 next year ©INAS

It follows the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) awarding their Swimming World Championships to Mexico City in June.

Around 550 swimmers from 60 different countries are expected to compete at the IPC’s event, due to be held at the Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool.

It is located in the same building as the Juan de la Barrera Olympic Gymnasium, where the Powerlifting World Championships are set to take place.

The IPC World Swimming Championships are being held alongside the powerlifting competition.