FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships


FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships

The FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships, or more commonly the "Open Water Worlds", was a bi-annual event of the international governing body of aquatic sports (FINA).[1] Open water swimming is a long-distance, non-pool event. These championships were held in even years, between the years 2000 and 2010. Distances of 5 km, 10 km and 25 km were swum.

In 2008, the 5th Championships were held in Seville, Spain, May 3–8. This served as the main qualifying event for the 2008 Olympics 10K event.

Championships in odd years, and in the years prior to 2000, the world open water swimming championship events are included in the main FINA World Aquatics Championships.

At its January 2010 meeting, the FINA Bureau decided that the 2010 Open Water Worlds will be last stand-alone event. In place of these championships, FINA will hold a Junior Open Water Swimming World Championships, in even years. Open Water events will also remain in the main World Championships, held in odd years.

History

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

See also

  • FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup
  • Open Water Swimmers of the Year

References


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