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2024 Olympic and Paralympic events at Paris La Défense Arena

Paris La Défense Arena

  • From July 27, 2024 to August 4, 2024
  • From August 5, 2024 to August 11, 2024
  • From August 29, 2024 to September 7, 2024
Epreuves olympiques et paralympiques 2024 à Paris La Défense Arena

On the occasion of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Paris La Défense will be transformed into an Olympic swimming pool for the first time! Two pools will be installed to host swimming and water polo events from July 27, 2024.

Europe's largest indoor venue will host the Olympic events:

  • swimming, from July 27 to August 4, 2024;
  • water polo finals, from August 5 to 11, 2024;
  • Paralympic swimming events, from August 29 to September 7, 2024.

178 swimming and para-swimming events will be contested in a 50-meter pool, built for the occasion. Starting at the end of July, you'll find events around the 4 main strokes: breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and freestyle. A total of 17,000 spectators will be able to attend this must-see event of the Games, never before staged at the Paris La Défense Arena. The swimmers' changing rooms will be installed in the base of a stand built especially for the press.

The 178 events at the Paris La Défense Arena:


  • 50m freestyle (women/men)
  • 100m freestyle (women/men)
  • 200m freestyle (women/men)
  • 400m freestyle (women/men)
  • 800m freestyle (women/men)
  • 1500m freestyle (women/men)
  • 100m backstroke (women/men)
  • 200m backstroke (women/men)
  • 100m breaststroke (women/men)
  • 200m breaststroke (women/men)
  • 100m butterfly (women/men)
  • 200m butterfly (women/men)
  • 200m individual medley (women/men)
  • 400m individual medley (women/men)
  • 4x100m freestyle relay (women/men)
  • 4x200m freestyle relay (women/men)
  • 4x100m medley relay (women/men)
  • Mixed 4x100m medley relay

Water polo:

  • Men: tournament final (12 teams)
  • Women: tournament final (10 teams)


Classification: Letter: S = Swimming (nage en FR) Number : 1 to 10 = motor disability / 11 to 13 = visual disability / 14 = intellectual disability. N.B. It is sometimes possible to read SB for Breaststroke / SM for 4 strokes.

  • 50m freestyle S4, S10, S11, S13 (women-men)
  • 50m freestyle S6, S8 (women)
  • 50m freestyle S3, S5, S7, S9 (men)
  • 100m freestyle S3, S7, S9, S11 (women)
  • 100m freestyle S4, S6, S8 (men)
  • 100m freestyle S5, S10, S12 (women-men)
  • 200m freestyle S2, S3, S4 (men)
  • 200m freestyle S5, S14 (women-men)
  • 400m freestyle S10 (women)
  • 400m freestyle S6, S7, S8, S9, S11, S13 (women-men)
  • 50m backstroke S2, S3, S4, S5 (women-men)
  • 50m backstroke S1 (men)
  • 100m backstroke S2, S6, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12, S13, S14 (women-men)
  • 100m backstroke S1, S7 (men)
  • 50m breaststroke SB3 (women-men)
  • 50m breaststroke SB2 (men)
  • 100m breaststroke SB4, SB5, SB6, SB8, SB9, SB11, SB13, SB14 (women-men)
  • 100m breaststroke SB3 (men)
  • 100m breaststroke SB7, SB12 (women)
  • 50m butterfly S5, S6, S7 (women-men)
  • 100m butterfly S8, S9, S10, S13, S14 (women-men)
  • 100m butterfly S11, S12 (men)
  • 150m individual medley SM3 (men)
  • 150m individual medley SM4 (women-men)
  • 200m individual medley SM6, SM7, SM8, SM9, SM10, SM11, SM13, SM14 (women-men)
  • 200m individual medley SM5 (women)

Learn more about the Olympic and Paralympic Games at Paris La Défense Arena
Learn more about the Olympic and Paralympic Games at Paris La Défense Arena
Find out more about the swimming, water polo and para swimming events.

Practical information:
Olympic swimming events, from July 27 to August 4, 2024;
Water polo finals, August 5 to 11, 2024;
Paralympic swimming events, August 29 to September 7, 2024.
Paris La Défense Arena
99 jardins de l'Arche - 92000 Nanterre

Paris La Défense Arena