FINA World Swimming Championships (25M)

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Organised in even years, the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) gather the world's fastest swimmers for a five-day, top-level showdown in 25-metre pool.

This year, about 900 swimmers coming from all continents will compete in the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), held in Doha (QAT) from December 3-7, 2014.

46 events (34 individual and 12 relays) are featured on the competition programme, for a total 138 medals.


 


 


The brightest Stars in Dubai

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

From Africa…

CAMERON VAN DER BURGH (RSA)
At 22, he is the current WR holder in the 50m breaststroke (25.25) and 100m breaststroke (55.61) - he was also respectively third and second in those events in Manchester 2008. In long course, he got the gold in the 50m at the 2009 Worlds in Rome. Over the last years, he is one of the most “valuable” athletes in the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup series.  

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Kenya’s Jason Dunford aims to make history in Dubai

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

Jason Dunford (KEN) - credit: gettyimagesCommonwealth Games gold medallist Jason Dunford is hoping history can repeat itself when he lines up in next month’s FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Dubai.

The 23 year-old has already made history once this year by securing Kenya’s first swimming medal at a Commonwealth Games, finishing at the head of a world-class field including Australia’s Geoff Huegill and Roland Schoeman of South Africa in the 50m butterfly in New Delhi.

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FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), 1993-2008 - A story of success

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

credit: gettyimagesGiven the development of Swimming, which progressed from one recognised season into two different periods of the year – typically, for the North Hemisphere, comprising the long course (50m-pool) season in Spring/Summer, and the short course (25m-pool) during Autumn/Winter -, FINA formally approved the first short course world records in 1991, opening the door to the organisation of the first FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in 1993.

The first edition took place in Palma de Mallorca (ESP), and since then nine editions took place, in Rio de Janeiro (BRA, 1995), Gothenburg (SWE, 1997), Hong Kong (HKG, 1999), Athens (GRE, 2000), Moscow (RUS, 2002), Indianapolis (USA, 2004), Shanghai (CHN, 2006), and Manchester (GBR, 2008). The 10th edition will be held in Dubai (UAE), from December 15-19, 2010, while the 11th edition is already scheduled for Istanbul (TUR), in December 2012.

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FINA Executive Director hails venue in Dubai as “one of the best swimming facilities in the world”

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu has hailed the venue for next month’s 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Dubai as “one of the best swimming facilities in the world.”

Mr Marculescu headed a delegation of FINA officials who were given a tour of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex by Championships Director Mr Obaid Al Shamsi.

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Organisers present FINA President with ceremonial first ticket for 10th FINA World Swimming Championships

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

Organisers for December’s 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Dubai have presented FINA President Dr Julio C. Maglione with the ceremonial first ticket.

Dr Maglione received the ticket to mark the occasion of tickets going on sale for the December 15 – 19 Championships whilst visiting the Dubai 2010 stand at the FINA World Aquatics Convention in Uruguay.

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100 days before FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) and 100 teams already on the starting blocks

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

September 5, 2010, Dubai – With 100 days to go before the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) there are already 100 teams from all over the world on the starting blocks and ready for action.

From the swimming super powers of the USA and Australia through to the Republic of Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, the world will be descending on Dubai for five days of world-class, high-octane racing from 15-19 December.

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Official launch of the Mascot of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2010 in Dubai (UAE)

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

The Organising Committee for Dubai 2010 was joined by senior FINA executives for the launch of the Official Mascot for the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) to be held in Dubai from December 15-19, 2010.

The mascot, a turtle called Ehmisa, was unveiled at the Mina A Salam Hotel on June 30. He arrived onboard an Abra escorted by a group of children who were on hand to introduce him to the waiting crowd. 

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Spectacular Dubai venue on track to welcome the world

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

Dubai is well on course to host the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). That’s according to the FINA delegation that visited the venue set to host what will be the largest swimming event in the region from December 15–19.

FINA President, Dr. Julio C. Maglione, FINA Honorary Secretary Paolo Barelli and FINA Executive Director, Cornel Marculescu, met recently with the Local Organising Committee of the Championships and were given a tour of the new Dubai Sports Complex. Their visit to Dubai coincided with the SportAccord International Convention (a five-day gathering of 1500 leading representatives from international sport).

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