FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)

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The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)[1] or "Short Course Worlds" (as they are sometimes known[citation needed]), is an international swimming competition. It is swum in a short course (25m) pool, and has been held in the years when FINA has not held its main World Championships (currently this means in even years).[2]

Unlike the FINA World Championships, this championship is swimming-only (the World Championships feature all 5 Aquatics disciplines), and is contested in a short course, 25-meter pool (rather than a long course, 50-meter pool).

Editions[edit]

As of 2012, there have been 11 editions of the Short Course Worlds:[3]

Edition Year Location Dates Nations Swimmers Events
(male/female)
Winner of Medal Table
1st 1993 Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain December 2–5 46 313 16 / 16  China
2nd 1995 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil November 30–December 3 57 350 16 / 16  Australia
3rd 1997 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden April 17–20 71 501 16 / 16  Australia
4th 1999 Hong Kong Hong Kong, China April 1–4 61 516 20 / 20  Australia
5th 2000 Greece Athens, Greece March 16–19 78 563 20 / 20  United States
6th 2002 Russia Moscow, Russia April 3–7 92 599 20 / 20  Australia
7th 2004 United States Indianapolis, USA October 7–11 94 502 20 / 20  United States
8th 2006 China Shanghai, China April 5–9 117 578 20 / 20  Australia
9th 2008 United Kingdom Manchester, Great Britain April 9–13 116 607 20 / 20  United States
10th 2010 United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE December 15–19 153 780 20 / 20  United States
11th 2012 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey December 12–16 162 958 20 / 20  United States
12th 2014 Qatar Doha, Qatar December 3–7
13th 2016 Canada Windsor, Canada TBC

Events[edit]

There are men's and women's events in all four strokes, the individual medley, as well as in relays.

Men's events[edit]

Edition 1993 1995 1997 1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012
Freestyle 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X
1500 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Backstroke 50 m X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Breaststroke 50 m X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Butterfly 50 m X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Individual
medley
100 m X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Relays 4×100 m freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X
4×200 m freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X
4×100 m medley X X X X X X X X X X X
Number of events 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Women's events[edit]

Edition 1993 1995 1997 1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012
Freestyle 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X
800 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Backstroke 50 m X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Breaststroke 50 m X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Butterfly 50 m X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Individual
medley
100 m X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X
Relays 4×100 m freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X
4×200 m freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X
4×100 m medley X X X X X X X X X X X
Number of events 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Medal table (1993-2012)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 90 66 66 222
2  Australia 74 80 54 208
3  People's Republic of China 38 34 30 102
4  Sweden 25 19 18 62
5  United Kingdom 20 32 36 88
6  Russia 17 14 34 65
7  Germany 16 24 21 61
8  Ukraine 14 11 11 36
9  Brazil 12 7 11 30
10  Netherlands 11 14 10 35
11  Japan 10 7 3 20
12  South Africa 9 12 4 25
13  Slovakia 7 5 5 17
14  Denmark 6 4 12 22
15  Cuba 6 1 2 9
16  Italy 5 16 10 31
17  Finland 5 5 4 14
18  Spain 5 4 8 17
19  Croatia 5 1 3 9
20  Canada 4 14 12 30
21  Hungary 4 5 6 15
22  France 4 4 4 12
23  Venezuela 4 2 1 7
24  Zimbabwe 4 0 1 5
25  Costa Rica 4 0 0 4
26  Slovenia 3 6 3 12
27  New Zealand 3 5 4 12
28  Tunisia 2 1 3 6
29  Lithuania 2 1 0 3
30  Belarus 2 0 1 3
31  Poland 1 5 13 19
32  Austria 1 5 2 8
33  Argentina 1 2 2 5
34  Kazakhstan 1 0 3 4
35  Norway 1 0 2 3
36  Romania 0 3 3 6
37  Czech Republic 0 2 1 3
38  Jamaica 0 2 0 2
38  South Korea 0 2 0 2
40  Algeria 0 1 1 2
41  Moldova 0 1 0 1
41  Portugal 0 1 0 1
41  Faroe Islands 0 1 0 1
44   Switzerland 0 0 4 4
45  Israel 0 0 2 2
46  Bahamas 0 0 1 1
46  Belgium 0 0 1 1
46  Greece 0 0 1 1
46  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
46  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1
46  Turkey 0 0 1 1
Total: 51 countries 416 419 416 1251

References[edit]

  1. ^ FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) page of the FINA website (www.fina.org); retrieved 2012-03.07.
  2. ^ HistoFINA, Volumes IIIa (2008 ed) and IIIb (2008 ed). ("HistoFINA" is FINA's self-history. Volume III is about the Short Course Worlds; part "a" contains men's statistics, part "b" women's statistics.
  3. ^ FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), 1993-2008 - A story of success, by Pedro Adrega. Published by FINA in 2008; retrieved 2012-03-07.