After a summer of Aquatic celebrations in Gwangju, South Korea, the 18th FINA World Masters Championships (from August 5-18), came to an end on Sunday as about 4,000 aquatic sports enthusiasts across five of FINA's six disciplines (swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and artistic swimming) competed in the same venues that hosted the highly successful 18th FINA World Championships (July 12-28) which recorded the highest ever participation number.
Over 14 days, inclusive competitions were open to age groups going from 25-100+ years-old in all disciplines. All results were provided by FINA partner Microplus Timing and are available here.
Every two years, the FINA World Masters Championships are held co-jointly with the FINA World Championships (since 2015), ensuring an even higher exposure and additional economic opportunities for the host city. The Masters provides a platform for the athletes of all backgrounds and ages and an opportunity to compete on the international stage. The giant event draws attention from the global aquatics community as many individual and clubs stories are highlighted during the two-week championships. The athletic level of the competitors is improving, growing and evolving each time and outstanding sporting performances can be witnessed.
The next edition of the FNA World Masters Championships will be held across the three cities of Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Kagoshima in Japan, from August 3-12, 2021.