Montreal ready to host Aquatics biggest ‘family party’
On July 27, Montreal, Canada will stage the 15th FINA World Masters Championships, the last stand-alone edition of the event. The picturesque city, which already hosted the championships exactly 20 years ago, will welcome a total 7’794 participants, representing 101 nations, for the 12-day colourful bash.
The Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex on St. Helene island, regarded as the fastest pool in Canada, will be the main venue of the competition. This is where the 1976 Summer Olympics were held and quite likely, this year's championships may include medallists from those Games.
Aquatics aficionados, aged 25 to more than 100 years old, will make the trip to Montreal - whether it is for fun, meet friends from other corners of the world or keep in shape – to compete in one of the five FINA disciplines on the programme: swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming and open water swimming.
The last edition in Riccione, Italy in 2012, attracted a record 12’700 participants, attesting that the Masters movement continues to grow and remains as vibrant.
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