FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship

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The FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships or Open Water Worlds were a former bi-annual international open water swimming competition sanctioned by FINA that were held in various locations around the world.

The Open Water Worlds were held in even years, from 2000 to 2010. Race distances were 5, 10 and 25 kilometers (aka: the 5K, the 10K and the 25K).

The 10K race at the 2008 edition served as the main qualifying event for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.


The Open Water Worlds were held in the years between the FINA's main FINA World Championships, providing an annual championships for Open Water Swimming. At its January 2010 meeting, the FINA Bureau decided that to replace this event with a junior (18 and under) championships, making the 2010 Open Water Worlds the last edition of these championships, and 2012 seeing the first of a FINA World Junior Open Water Championships.

Year Events Location
2000 5 km, 10 km, 25 km Honolulu, USA
2002 5 km, 10 km, 25 km Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
2004 5 km, 10 km, 25 km Dubai, UAE
2006 5 km, 10 km, 25 km Naples, Italy
2008 5 km, 10 km, 25 km Sevilla, Spain
2010 5 km, 10 km, 25 km Roberval, Quebec, Canada

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