The 15th edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2021 in Abu Dhabi (UAE) has been slightly moved to the following dates: December 16-21, 2021 (previously announced from December 13-18).

The three-day shift was made in order to fit nicely with the region’s busy sport calendar at this time of year, while FINA, the national and local authorities are fully committed to host the World Swimming Championships up to the highest standards and to provide a safe environment for the athletes, coaches and people involved in the organisation of the event.

The United Arab Emirates will play host to the prestigious short-course showcase for the second time, after a successful edition in 2010 in Dubai, while Hangzhou (CHN) and Windsor (CAN) hosted the two previous editions in 2018 and 2016 respectively.

The FINA Aquatics Convention, always held in conjunction with the Championships, will be organised in the same city from December 13-15.