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Chinese workers cleans inside National Aquatics Center, known as the Water Cube, in 2008 ahead of its official opening. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Beijing to Host 2029 World Aquatics Championships

Beijing will host the 2029 World Aquatics Championship, the international federation announced over the weekend during the ongoing 2024 championships in Doha. The event will welcome more than 2,500 athletes from over 200 countries and regions to compete in swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, open water swimming and high diving. In addition to the […]

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Dale Neuburger awarding the USA women's water polo team with their gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships - Budapest 2022 (Photo via László Balogh/World Aquatics)

Mary Lou Retton, Bruce Baumgartner and Dale Neuburger Honored by U.S. Olympic Movement

1984 Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, multi-world and Olympic medals wrestler Bruce Baumgartner and Dale Neuburger, treasurer for World Aquatics and known for his longtime work throughout the Olympic movement both internationally and within the United States, will be recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Endowment during the annual awards ceremony at […]

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Kaylee Mckeown (Australia) & Qin Haiyang (China) with the overall Swimming World Cup Trophy in 2023. Photo by Istvan Derencsenyi/World Aquatics

World Aquatics Announces Swimming World Cup 2024 Schedule

World Aquatics will have three weeks of competition in Asia for its Swimming World Cup 2024 schedule between October and November. The first event takes place in Shanghai from October 18­–20, while the second is in Incheon, South Korea, from October 24–26. The final swim is in Singapore from October 31 through November 2. The […]

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Doha 2024 Announce Fan Travel Packages for World Aquatics Championships

Fan travel packages for worldwide swimming travelers heading to Doha for the 2024 World Aquatics Championship are now on sale with 100 days until the start of the event. The packages will give fans the opportunity to watch an event that is being held in the Middle East for the first time. The World Aquatics […]

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World Aquatics Unveils Open Water Swimming World Cup 2024 Schedule

The World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup 2024 calendar will visit five locations on three continents starting in March. “Every stop of the World Aquatics Open Water World Cup 2024 provides something extraordinary, from the crystal-clear waters of Soma Bay to the Hong Kong skyline,” said World Aquatics President Captain Husain Al-Musallam. “Next year […]

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Dates Announced for 2024 World Aquatics Masters Championships

The 2024 World Aquatics Masters Championship in Doha will start February 23 and last through March 3, the international federation and local organizers have announced. Doha will host the global age group event for masters aquatics athletes in swimming, water polo, diving, artistic swimming and open water swimming. The masters championship will follow the World […]

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World Aquatics to Move Headquarters to Budapest

World Aquatics, the governing body of swimming, said Friday it is looking to leave the Olympics’ home city in Switzerland and move its headquarters to Hungary. World Aquatics has signed a working agreement with officials from the government in Budapest of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Budapest also hosts offices for the governing bodies of Olympic […]

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World Aquatics to Create Task Force to Examine Russian Athletes’ Eligibility

World Aquatics said Wednesday it will create a task force to look at how Russia and Belarus could return to swimming, diving and water polo as neutral athletes — but competitors from those countries are not expected to compete at this year’s world championships in Japan. World Aquatics said its task force would include athletes […]

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World Aquatics Announces 2023 World Cup Schedule

The World Aquatics Swimming World Cup 2023 will include stops in Berlin, Athens and Budapest this October. The three-event series kicks off in Berlin from October 6–8, before heading to Athens from October 13–15 and finishing in Budapest October 20–22. With this year’s Swimming World Cup leading into both the Doha 2024 Worlds as well […]

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