FINA World Swimming Championships

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noun - The FINA World Swimming Championships (or the FINA World Championships or World Aquatics Championships) are the annual world championships for aquatics sports governed by FINA: pool swimming, diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, and water polo. It includes 4 open water swimming races: 5 km solo, 5 km team pursuit, 10 km solo, and 25 km solo marathon swim.

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History

The event was first held in 1973 and is now held every two years. From 1978-1998, the World Championships were held every four years, in the even years between Summer Olympic years. From 2001 on, the Championships have been held every two years, in the odd years.

History

August 31 - September 9, 1973: I FINA World Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
July 19 - 27, 1975: II FINA World Championships in Cali, Colombia
August 20 - 28, 1978: III FINA World Championships in West Berlin, West Germany
July 29 - August 8, 1982: IV FINA World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
August 13 - 23, 1986: V FINA World Championships in Madrid, Spain
January 3 - 13, 1991: VI FINA World Championships in Perth, Australia
September 1 - 11, 1994: VII FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy
January 8 - 17, 1998: VIII FINA World Championships in Perth, Western Australia
July 16 - 29, 2001: IX FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, Fukuoka
July 12 - 27, 2003: X FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain
July 16 - 31, 2005: XI FINA World Championships in Montreal, Canada
March 18 - April 1, 2007: XII FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia
July 17 - August 2, 2009: XIII FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy
July 16 - 31, 2011: XIV FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China
July 19 - August 4, 2013: XV FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain
July 12 - 28, 2015: XVI FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia
July 12 - 28, 2017: XVII FINA World Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico

2011 World Swimming Championships

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