18th FINA World Masters Swimming Champs!
The 18th FINA World Masters Swimming Championships will kick off its 14-day run in the southwestern city of Gwangju, 330 kilometers south of Seoul, next week.
As the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships for elite aquatics sports athletes ended with a stellar finale on Sunday, the 2019 World Masters Championships will take place at the same venues from Aug. 5-18.
We are very happy to say that Masters Swimming NSW has a strong team this year with many heading to Korea to take part in the Championships.
Since 2015, the masters competition has been held jointly with the FINA World Championships.
About 4,000 aquatic sports enthusiasts, including 1,034 South Koreans older than 25, will compete in 59 events of five disciplines — swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and Artistic Swimming — over 14 days.
Venues in Gwangju and nearby Yeosu include Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center for swimming races and diving, Nambu University Football Field for water polo, Yeomju Gymnasium for artistic swimming and Yeosu Expo Ocean Park for open water swimming.
The official opening ceremony will be held on Aug. 11 at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in Gwangju, while the closing event will be on Aug. 18 at the 5.18 Square in the same city.
Various cultural performances, including a music concert, will take place at various venues of the competition throughout the Aug. 5-18 period in celebration of the event.
You can stay up to date by visiting the official website.