2017 World Aquatics Championships

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17th FINA World Championships
Host city Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Date(s) 12 July – 28 July 2017
Venue(s) TBD

The 2017 World Aquatics Championships — 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships will be held in Budapest, Hungary from July 15–30, 2017.[1][2]

On July 15, 2011 at the biennial General Congress of FINA in Shanghai, the host-city of the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, Guadalajara, Mexico was announced as the winning bid. Kazan, Russia was awarded the 2015 Championships in the same vote, whereas the rival bid from Hong Kong, China was left unrewarded. Guangzhou (China) and Montreal (Canada) withdrew their bids shortly before the vote.

In February 2015, Mexico withdrew from hosting the world championships with organizers saying they cannot afford the $100 million price tag that goes with hosting the multi-sport aquatic event.[3]


Two of the competition venues will be located in Margaret Island: a brand-new indoor swimming pool complex for swimming, diving and synchronized swimming, and the existing Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium for water polo. Open water swimming and high diving events will be held at Lake Balaton.[4]


  1. ^ FINA Announces Dates for 2017 World Championships; Masters Worlds to Follow published by SwimSwam on 2014-06-17.
  2. ^ [1] (Kazan (RUS) and Guadalajara (MEX), next organisers ); posted by the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) on 2011-07-15; retrieved 2011-08-01.
  3. ^ «México renuncia al Mundial de Natación 2017 por falta de dinero». El Mundo, February 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Budapest's New Pool To Host FINA Words in 2017 posted by swimvortex.com; retrieved 2013-07-23.
Preceded by
2015 FINA World Championships
Russia Kazan, Russia
2017 FINA World Championships
Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Succeeded by
2019 FINA World Championships
South Korea Gwangju, South Korea