Lausanne, Switzerland, May 22, 2020: FINA has rescheduled the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), initially programmed to take place in December 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The new dates are December 13-18, 2021, with the FINA World Aquatics Convention taking place also in Abu Dhabi, from December 10-12, 2021.
It will be the second time in FINA history that these Championships are held in the UAE, after a successful edition organised in 2010 in Dubai.
“We have worked in close cooperation during the last weeks with the UAE authorities on this matter and we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition,” said FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione.
“The Abu Dhabi rendezvous in December 2021 will be a great achievement and will once more be a strong inspiration for the development of Swimming and Aquatics in the region.”
FINA has also announced that its General Congress, where the FINA Bureau for the period 2021-2025 is to be elected, will take place on June 5, 2021 in Doha (QAT). The new members of the FINA Bureau 2021-2025 will initiate their term immediately after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympic Games, to be staged from July 23-August 8, 2021.
This news follows the rescheduling of the FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (JPN), initially scheduled for the summer of 2021, to May 13-29, 2022.
The FINA World Masters Championships will take place across the island of Kyushu (JPN), from May 31-June 9, 2022.