2017 World Aquatics Championships

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17th FINA World Championships
2017 World Aquatics Championships logo.png
Host city Budapest, Hungary
Date(s) 14–30 July
Venue(s) Danube Arena,
Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium,
Lake Balaton

The 2017 World Aquatics Championships FINA World Aquatics Championships are the 17th edition and will be held in Budapest, Hungary from 14–30 July 2017.[1][2]

Host selection[edit]

On July 15, 2011, at the biennial General Congress of FINA in Shanghai, the host-city of the 2017 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 could not afford the $100 million price tag that goes with hosting the multi-sport aquatic event.[3] On 11 March 2015, it was announced that Budapest would host the 2017 Championships.[4]


Two of the competition venues will be located in Budapest: Danube Arena, a brand-new indoor swimming pool complex for swimming, diving and synchronized swimming on the eastern bank of the Danube just north of Margaret Island, and the existing Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, on Margaret Island itself, for water polo. Open water swimming and high diving events will be held at Lake Balaton.[5]


Opening ceremony Other competitions Finals Closing ceremony M Men's matches W Women's matches
July 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Open water swimming
Synchronised swimming
High diving
Water polo W M W M W M W M W M W M W M


  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 (HUN) to host FINA World Championships in 2017
  5. ^ Budapest's New Pool To Host FINA Words in 2017 posted by swimvortex.com; retrieved 2013-07-23.

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