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,[2][3][4] 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).[5][6]

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:[7]

Edition Year Location Dates Nations Swimmers Events
(male/female/mixed)
Winner of Medal Table
1st 1993 Palma de Mallorca, Spain December 2–5 46 313 16 / 16 / 0  China
2nd 1995 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil November 30–December 3 57 350 16 / 16 / 0  Australia
3rd 1997 Gothenburg, Sweden April 17–20 71 501 16 / 16 / 0  Australia
4th 1999 Hong Kong, China April 1–4 61 516 20 / 20 / 0  Australia
5th 2000 Athens, Greece March 16–19 78 563 20 / 20 / 0  United States
6th 2002 Moscow, Russia April 3–7 92 599 20 / 20 / 0  Australia
7th 2004 Indianapolis, USA October 7–11 94 502 20 / 20 / 0  United States
8th 2006 Shanghai, China April 5–9 117 578 20 / 20 / 0  Australia
9th 2008 Manchester, Great Britain April 9–13 116 607 20 / 20 / 0  United States
10th 2010 Dubai, UAE December 15–19 153 780 20 / 20 / 0  United States
11th 2012 Istanbul, Turkey December 12–16 162 958 20 / 20 / 0  United States
12th 2014 Doha, Qatar December 3–7 174 1.300 22 / 22 / 2  Brazil
13th 2016 Windsor, Canada TBD
14th 2018 Hangzhou, China TBD

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 (1993-2014)[edit]

Updated after the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m):

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 92 75 72 239
2  Australia 75 85 58 218
3  China 38 36 31 105
4  Sweden 28 20 18 66
5  United Kingdom 20 39 37 96
6  Brazil 19 8 14 41
7  Russia 18 18 38 74
8  Germany 17 25 23 65
9  Netherlands 16 15 16 47
10  Ukraine 14 11 13 38
11  South Africa 13 13 4 30
12  Japan 13 10 7 30
13  Hungary 10 8 8 26
14  Denmark 9 5 15 29
15  Spain 9 4 8 21
16  France 7 6 7 20
17  Slovakia 7 5 5 17
18  Cuba 6 1 2 9
19  Italy 5 19 13 37
20  Finland 5 5 4 14
21  Croatia 5 1 3 9
22  Canada 4 14 13 31
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  Lithuania 3 2 0 5
29  Poland 2 7 12 21
30  Tunisia 2 2 3 7
31  Belarus 2 0 1 3
32  Austria 1 5 2 8
33  Jamaica 1 3 0 4
34  Argentina 1 2 2 5
35  Kazakhstan 1 0 3 4
36  Norway 1 0 2 3
37  Romania 0 3 3 6
38  Czech Republic 0 2 1 3
39  South Korea 0 2 0 2
40  Algeria 0 1 1 2
41  Moldova 0 1 0 1
41  Portugal 0 1 0 1
43   Switzerland 0 0 4 4
44  Israel 0 0 2 2
45  Bahamas 0 0 1 1
45  Belgium 0 0 1 1
45  Faroe Islands 0 0 1 1
45  Greece 0 0 1 1
45  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
45  Serbia 0 0 1 1
45  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1
45  Turkey 0 0 1 1
Total: 52 countries 462 465 463 1390

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)". FINA. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  2. ^ "5 more world records set at short-course worlds". Yahoo. 2014-12-05. Archived from the original on 2014-12-07. Retrieved 2014-12-07. 
  3. ^ "Ryan Lochte takes two medals at short course worlds". USA Today. 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2014-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Records fall at short-course worlds". ESPN. 2014-12-04. Archived from the original on 2014-12-07. Retrieved 2014-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Men's Events". Medallists & Statistics Special FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (PDF 0.3 MB). HistoFINA (Technical report) III (FINA). 2006: 15–52. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Women's Events". Medallists & Statistics Special FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (PDF 0.4 MB). HistoFINA (Technical report) III (FINA). 2006: 53–87. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  7. ^ FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), 1993-2008 - A story of success, by Pedro Adrega. Published by FINA in 2008; retrieved 2012-03-07.