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 Aquatics 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).

Championships[edit]

Year Dates Edition Location Nations Events (M/W/X) Winner of the medal table Second in the medal table Third in the medal table
1993 December 2 – 5 1 Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain 46 16 / 16 / 0 (32)  China  United States  Australia
1995 November 30 – December 3 2 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 57 16 / 16 / 0 (32)  Australia  China  Brazil
1997 April 17 – 20 3 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden 71 16 / 16 / 0 (32)  Australia  China  Sweden
1999 April 1 – 4 4 Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 61 20 / 20 / 0 (40)  Australia  Japan  Great Britain
2000 March 16 – 19 5 Greece Athens, Greece 78 20 / 20 / 0 (40)  United States  Sweden  Germany
2002 April 3 – 7 6 Russia Moscow, Russia 92 20 / 20 / 0 (40)  Australia  United States  Sweden
2004 October 7 – 11 7 United States Indianapolis, United States of America 94 20 / 20 / 0 (40)  United States  Australia  Great Britain
2006 April 5 – 9 8 China Shanghai, China 117 20 / 20 / 0 (40)  Australia  United States  China
2008 April 9 – 13 9 United Kingdom Manchester, Great Britain 116 20 / 20 / 0 (40)  United States  Australia  Netherlands
2010 December 15 – 19 10 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates 153 20 / 20 / 0 (40)  United States  Russia  Spain
2012 December 12 – 16 11 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 162 20 / 20 / 0 (40)  United States  China  Hungary
2014 December 3 – 7 12 Qatar Doha, Qatar 174 22 / 22 / 2 (46)  Brazil  Hungary  Netherlands
2016 December 6 – 11 13 Canada Windsor, Canada 172 22 / 22 / 2 (46)  United States  Hungary  Russia
2018 December 11 – 16 14 China Hangzhou, China 175 22 / 22 / 2 (46)  United States  Russia  Hungary
2021 December 16 – 21 15 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 183 22 / 22 / 2 (46)  United States  Canada  Italy
2022 December 17 – 22 16 Russia Kazan, Russia
2024 TBD 17 Hungary Budapest, Hungary

Events[edit]

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

Men's events[edit]

Edition 1993 1995 1997 1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
Freestyle 50 m X X X 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
200 m 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
1500 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Backstroke 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
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Breaststroke 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
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Butterfly 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
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Individual
medley
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 X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Freestyle relays 4×50 m X X X
4×100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
4×200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Medley relays 4×50 m X X X
4×100 m X X X 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 22 22 22

Women's events[edit]

Edition 1993 1995 1997 1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
Freestyle 50 m X X X 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
200 m 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
800 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Backstroke 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
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Breaststroke 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
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Butterfly 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
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Individual
medley
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 X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Freestyle relays 4×50 m X X X
4×100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
4×200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Medley relays 4×50 m X X X
4×100 m X X X 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 22 22 22

Mixed events[edit]

Edition 2014 2016 2018
Relays 4×50 m freestyle X X X
4×50 m medley X X X
Number of events 2 2 2

Medal table[edit]

Updated after the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m):

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)11810385306
2 Australia (AUS)798973241
3 China (CHN)424138121
4 Russia (RUS)302844102
5 Sweden (SWE)28201866
6 Brazil (BRA)2292152
7 Great Britain (GBR)214240103
8 Netherlands (NED)21241964
9 Hungary (HUN)21111042
10 South Africa (RSA)2016642
11 Germany (GER)19262469
12 Japan (JPN)17112250
13 Ukraine (UKR)15121340
14 Denmark (DEN)1051631
15 Spain (ESP)94821
16 France (FRA)78823
17 Slovakia (SVK)75517
18 Italy (ITA)6261951
19 Canada (CAN)6171639
20 Cuba (CUB)6129
21 Finland (FIN)55414
22 Lithuania (LTU)54110
23 Croatia (CRO)5139
24 Jamaica (JAM)44210
25 Venezuela (VEN)4217
26 South Korea (KOR)4206
27 Zimbabwe (ZIM)4015
28 Costa Rica (CRC)4004
29 Poland (POL)371424
30 Slovenia (SLO)37313
31 New Zealand (NZL)35412
32 Belarus (BLR)2237
 Tunisia (TUN)2237
34 Israel (ISR)2024
35 Austria (AUT)1629
36 Argentina (ARG)1225
37 Norway (NOR)1135
38 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1034
39 Romania (ROU)0336
40 Czech Republic (CZE)0213
41 Algeria (ALG)0112
42 Moldova (MDA)0101
 Portugal (POR)0101
44  Switzerland (SUI)0044
45 Belgium (BEL)0022
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0022
47 Bahamas (BAH)0011
 Faroe Islands (FRO)0011
 Greece (GRE)0011
 Ireland (IRE)0011
 Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
 Serbia (SRB)0011
 Turkey (TUR)0011
Totals (53 nations)5585565581672

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)". FINA. March 7, 2012. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "5 more world records set at short-course worlds". Yahoo. December 5, 2014. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "Ryan Lochte takes two medals at short course worlds". USA Today. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Records fall at short-course worlds". ESPN. December 4, 2014. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "Men's Events". Medallists & Statistics Special FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (PDF). HistoFINA (Technical report). Vol. III. FINA. 2006. pp. 15–52. Archived from the original (PDF 0.3 MB) on April 27, 2015. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
  6. ^ "Women's Events". Medallists & Statistics Special FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (PDF). HistoFINA (Technical report). Vol. III. FINA. 2006. pp. 53–87. Archived from the original (PDF 0.4 MB) on April 27, 2015. Retrieved 2012-03-07.