FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The FINA World Aquatics Championships are held in odd numbered years for the Aquatics sports of Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, High Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo. The pool Swimming event is conducted in a Long Course (50m) pool and Open Water has 5k (team pursuit and individuals), 10k and 25k events for men and women.
The first Championships took place in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1973 with just under 700 participating athletes. From 1978-1998 they were held every four years in the even years between Summer Olympics, but from 2001 they have occurred every other year in the odd years.
The Championships has grown significantly with 2,220 athletes competing in Shanghai in 2011. The USA has dominated the event since its inception, topping the medal table in 12 out of the 15 Championships so far.
The Cayman Islands first national team representative at the World Championships was Andrew Mackay who was selected to compete in Barcelona in 2003. The Cayman Islands have also participated in the 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2015 Championships.
2017 - July 14 – July 30 - Budapest, Hungary
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2019 - Gwangju, South Korea
2021 - Fukuoka, Japan
2023 - Doha, Qatar
FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) or "Short Course Worlds" is an international swimming competition. It is swum in a short course (25m) pool, and has been held in the years when FINA has not held its main World Championships (currently this means in even years).
Unlike the FINA World Aquatics Championships, this championship is swimming-only and is contested in a short course, 25-metre pool.
The Cayman Islands first national team representative at the World Swimming Championships was Andrew Mackay who was selected to compete in Moscow in 2002. The Cayman Islands have also participated in the 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014 Championships.
2016 - December 7 – 11 - Canada Windsor, Canada
2018 - China Hangzhou, China
2020 - United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, UAE