From 14 to 30 July, Fukuoka will host the World Aquatics Championships 2023, with 75 medal events across six aquatics sports: swimming, artistic swimming, open water swimming, diving, high diving, and water polo.
Find out the program of the World Aquatics Championships 2023
After an unforgettable edition held last summer in Budapest, Hungary, the best aquatic sport athletes in the world will meet again in Fukuoka, for the 20th edition of the World Aquatics Championships.
Fukuoka returns as the focal point of elite aquatics athletes and championship events, with the city set to host its second World Aquatics Championships this July after having successfully holding the event in 2001.
The Aquatics World Championships will start with artistic swimming and diving on the day of the Opening Ceremonies, 14 July, at the Fukuoka Prefectural Pool and Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A, respectively. Open water swimming competitions start on 15 July at Seaside Momochi Beach Park while the preliminary rounds of the Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Tournament will get underway on 16 July at Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall B as these four events open the 17-day event.
Swimming returns to its customary spot of anchoring the second half of the World Aquatics Championships, starting on Day 10 (23 July), and running through to the end of the event that awards the final medals in the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Medley Relays. Taking place at the Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A, this pool was the setting for all-time great performances in the pool.
Finally, High Diving makes its return to the World Aquatics Championships at Seaside Momochi Beach Park, with the competition running from 25-27 July.