FINA opened this week the bidding procedure for the 2025 and 2027 editions of the FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships. According with the calendar related with this procedure, interested National Federations and Cities should firstly notify FINA of their intention to be involved in the bid(s) by no later than November 26, 2018.

On January 25, 2019 FINA will organise a meeting in Lausanne with this potential interested candidates, while formal bids have to be received by FINA by no later than April 25, 2019.

Following site visits to the formal biding cities and support in the finalisation of the respective Host City Agreement, FINA will decide on the hosts for these Championships on July 11, 2019 with the occasion of the Bureau meeting in Gwangju (KOR).

The Korean city is precisely the host of the 2019 edition of the FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships, with Fukuoka (JPN, 2021) and Doha (QAT, 2023) staging the subsequent editions.


November 26, 2018 – Presentation of bidders intention
January 25, 2019 – Information meeting in Lausanne (SUI)
April 25, 2019 – Presentation of formal bids
July 11, 2019 – Award by FINA Bureau of the 21st and 22nd FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships 2025/2027