Finswimming World Championships

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The Finswimming World Championships is the peak international event for the underwater sport of finswimming. These are conducted on behalf of the sport's governing body, Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) by an affiliated national federation.

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Scheduling

The championship is split into two events on the basis of age for both male and female swimmers - seniors (i.e. 18 years and older) and juniors (i.e. 12 to 17 years old). [1] The senior championship was first held in 1976 while the junior championship was first held in 1989. [2] From 1976 to 1990, the senior championships were held every four years, except for the championship held in Moscow during 1982, and from 1990 to 2006 it was held every two years. [2] The junior championship has been held every two years from 1993, with the exception of the years 2005 and 2006. [2] As of 2007, the championships have been held every two years, with the senior age group event being held in the odd years starting with 2007, while the junior age group event is held in even years starting with 2008. [1]

Organisation

A world championship is conducted at two sites within a geographical locality - one being an olympic-size swimming pool (also known as a long course pool) and the other being an open water site suitable for long distance finswimming. [1]

The pool competition is carried out over five days with qualifying heats held in the morning and finals held in the afternoon. Races are conducted in the following techniques and distances for both male and female swimmers:

As of 2014, the long distance competition is held over one day for senior and juniors swimmers with the following schedule: Morning - 4 x 2 km mixed team relay (2 men and 2 women) and Afternoon - 6 km individual swim. National federations may register a maximum of one relay team and a maximum of four individuals for the 6 km race. Long distance swimming is only open to SF and BF techniques. [1] [3]

History

Senior championship

YearDateChampionshipLocation event# Athletes# Events
1976August 30 September 5 1st Finswimming World Championships West Germany Hannover, West Germany [4] 11(m), 10(w)
1980August 5 10 2nd Finswimming World Championships Italy Bologne, Italy [5] 11(m), 10(w)
1982August 24 29 3rd Finswimming World Championships Soviet Union Moscow, USSR [6] 10(m), 10(w)
1986August 3 10 4th Finswimming World Championships West Berlin West Berlin [7] 11(m), 10(w)
1990August 28 September 2 5th Finswimming World Championships Italy Rome, Italy 11(m), 11(w)
1992August 17 24 6th Finswimming World Championships Greece Athens, Greece 11(m), 11(w)
1994October 24 31 7th Finswimming World Championships China Dongguan, China 12(m), 12(w)
1996August 18 25 8th Finswimming World Championships Hungary Dunaújváros, Hungary 12(m), 12(w)
1998August 29 September 6 9th Finswimming World Championships Colombia Cali, Colombia 12(m), 12(w)
2000October 1 09 10th Finswimming World Championships Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain 12(m), 12(w)
2002September 7 16 11th Finswimming World Championships Greece Patras, Greece 12(m), 12(w)
2004October 21 29 12th Finswimming World Championships China Shanghai, China 12(m), 12(w)
2006July 2 12 13th Finswimming World Championships Italy Turin, Italy 15(m), 15(w)
2007July 27 August 6 14th Finswimming World Championships Italy Bari, Italy 18(m), 18(w)
2009August 20 30 15th Finswimming World Championships Russia St. Petersburg, Russia 21218(m), 18(w)
2011July 28 August 7 16th Finswimming World Championships Hungary Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary [8] 35018(m), 18(w)
2013August 11 – 21 17th Finswimming World Championships Russia Kazan, Russia 18(m), 18(w)
2015July 15 – 22 18th Finswimming World Championships [9] China Yantai China 15(m), 15(w), 1 (mixed)
2016June 23 – 28 19th Finswimming World Championships Greece Volos, Greece [ citation needed ]15(m), 15(w), 1 (mixed)
2018June 14 – 21 20th Finswimming World Championships Serbia Belgrade, Serbia 16(m), 16(w), 3 (mixed)
2020July21st Finswimming World Championships Russia Tomsk, Russia

Junior championship

YearDateChampionshipLocation event# Athletes# Events
1989July 16 181st Finswimming Junior World Championship Hungary Dunaújváros, Hungary [10]
1993September 2 52nd Finswimming Junior World Championships France Lyon, France [11]
1995July 24 303rd Finswimming Junior World Championships Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia [12]
1997August 18 244th Finswimming Junior World Championships Hungary Balatonfűzfő, Hungary [13]
1999August 4 85th Finswimming Junior World Championships France Strasbourg, France [14]
2001July 23 306th Finswimming Junior World Championships Mexico Aguascalientes, Mexico [15]
2003August 30 September 77th Finswimming Junior World Championships Korea Jeju, South Korea [16]
2005August 1 88th Finswimming Junior World Championships Poland Ostrowiec, Poland [17]
2006July 24 August 29th Finswimming Junior World Championships Russia Moscow, Russia [18]
2008July 2 1210th Finswimming Junior World Championships Colombia Neiva, Colombia [19]
2010July 5 1211th Finswimming Junior World Championships Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain [20] 20023 nations
2012July 16 2212th Finswimming Junior World Championships Austria Graz, Austria [21]
2014June 25 July 113th Finswimming Junior World Championships Greece Chania, Greece [22] 19824 nations
2016July 4 – 1114th Finswimming Junior World Championships France Annemasse, France
2017July 31 – August 715th Finswimming Junior World Championships Russia Tomsk, Russia
2019July 28 – August 416th Finswimming Junior World Championships Egypt Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

See also

References

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