Swimming at the World Aquatics Championships

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The aquatics discipline of swimming has been the core component of every edition of the FINA World Aquatics Championships since its introduction in 1973.

Editions and events[edit]

The number of events competed for at each edition of the championships has grown steadily through the years.

Men's events[edit]

Edition 1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013
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 X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
800 m X X X X X X X
1500 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Backstroke 50 m X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Breaststroke 50 m X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Butterfly 50 m X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Individual
medley
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X 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 X X X X
4×200 m freestyle X X X X 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 X X X X
Number of events 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Women's events[edit]

Edition 1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013
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 X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
800 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
1500 m X X X X X X X
Backstroke 50 m X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Breaststroke 50 m X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Butterfly 50 m X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Individual
medley
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X 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 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 X X X X
Number of events 14 14 14 14 16 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Medalists[edit]

Michael Phelps—pictured here (right) at the 2005 World Championships– is currently the holder of 22 World Championship gold medals – more than any other athlete.

For a full list of medalists covering all editions of the championships see List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (men) and List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (women).

World records[edit]

The World Championships have often been the occasion at which elite swimmers reach the peak of their season, and hence numerous world records are often broken.

Edition Men Women Total
1973 7 9 16
1975 1 4 5
1978 4 10 14
1982 4 3 7
1986 6 6
1991 7 7
1994 3 7 10
1998 0
2001 8 8
2003 12 2 14
2005 5 4 9
2007 7 8 15
2009 17 26 43
2011 2 2

Participation[edit]

Edition Athletes Nations
1973 686 47
1975 682 39
1978 828 49
1982 848 52
1986 1119 34
1991 1142 60
1994 1400 102
1998 1371 121
2001 1498 134
2003 2015 157
2005 1784 144
2007 2158 167

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