The Manchester Aquatics Centre is set to host the World Para Swimming Championships from July 31 to August 6 2023 ©Getty Images

Manchester has been awarded hosting rights for next year's World Para Swimming Championships, with competition set to be held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre, a venue built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

The 2023 World Championships have been scheduled for July 31 to August 6, and are set to be the second in as many years.

Madeira in Portugal is due to host the event from June 12 to 18 this year after it was delayed to avoid a clash with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

The Manchester Aquatics Centre is home to the British Para Swimming National Performance Centre, and the head of World Para Swimming Craig Nicholson believes it is worthy of staging the Championships.

"We are extremely happy to share the news that Manchester will host the 2023 World Championships," Nicholson said.

"The Manchester Aquatics Centre is a fantastic venue and the city’s tradition in hosting great sporting events speaks for itself.

"We look forward to a remarkable event in a country with a true passion for Para swimming as we witnessed during Glasgow 2015 and London 2019."

The last edition of the World Championships in Britain's capital featured 637 athletes from 84 nations, with 39 world record times set.

British Swimming chief executive Jack Buckner hopes that Manchester will be able to build on Glasgow and London's successes in recent years.

"I’m delighted that the United Kingdom once again can host the Championships and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Manchester," he said.

"London 2019 was fantastic, and I know that everybody involved will work tirelessly to ensure we deliver a spectacular event for athletes and fans alike.

"The UK has a great track record of delivering world class sporting events, and I am confident that the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships will be no different, showcasing British athletes and those from around the world at the very pinnacle of their sport, as well as providing a platform for their inspirational stories."

UK Sport's head of major events Esther Britten added: "I am delighted that UK Sport and The National Lottery are able to support this event.

"Our ambition over the next decade is to host major events which reach, inspire and unite the nation and I truly believe hosting this World Championship will play an important role in helping us achieve this."

The Government agency as well as Manchester City Council are serving as partners for the World Championships.