FINA World Aquatics Championships
The FINA World Championships or World Aquatics Championships are the World Championships for aquatic sports: diving, swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo. They are run by FINA, and in the pool swimming events are contested in a 50 m, or "long course", pool.
The event was first held in 1973 and is now held every two years. From 1978-1998, the World Championships were held every four years, in the even years between Summer Olympic years. From 2001 on, the Championships have been held every two years, in the odd years.
|Year and Date||Championship||Location event||# Athletes||# Events|
|1973: August 31 – September 9||I FINA World Championships||Belgrade, Yugoslavia||686||18 (m), 19 (w)|
|1975: July 19 – July 27||II FINA World Championships||Cali, Colombia||682||18 (m), 19 (w)|
|1978: August 20 – August 28||III FINA World Championships||West Berlin, West Germany||828||18 (m), 19 (w)|
|1982: July 29 – August 8||IV FINA World Championships||Guayaquil, Ecuador||848||18 (m), 19 (w)|
|1986: August 13 – August 23||V FINA World Championships||Madrid, Spain||1119||19 (m), 22 (w)|
|1991: January 3 – January 13||VI FINA World Championships||Perth, Australia||1142||21 (m), 24 (w)|
|1994: September 1 – September 11||VII FINA World Championships||Rome, Italy||1400||21 (m), 24 (w)|
|1998: January 8 – January 17||VIII FINA World Championships||Perth, Australia (2)||1371||26 (m), 29 (w)|
|2001: July 16 – July 29||IX FINA World Championships||Fukuoka, Japan||1498||29 (m), 32 (w)|
|2003: July 12 – July 27||X FINA World Championships||Barcelona, Spain||2015||29 (m), 33 (w)|
|2005: July 16 – July 31||XI FINA World Championships||Montreal, Canada||1784||29 (m), 33 (w)|
|2007: March 18 – April 1||XII FINA World Championships||Melbourne, Australia||2158||29 (m), 36 (w)|
|2009: July 17 – August 2||XIII FINA World Championships||Rome, Italy (2)||2556||29 (m), 36 (w)|
|2011: July 16 – July 31||XIV FINA World Championships||Shanghai, China|
|2013: July 19 – August 4||XV FINA World Championships||Barcelona, Spain (2)|
Note: The 2015 Worlds host will be selected during the 2011 Worlds. Bidding federations that attended a meeting for federations interested in hosting the 2015 World Aquatics Championships were Hungary (Budapest), Hong Kong (Hong Kong), South Korea (Seoul), Morocco (Marrakesh), and Russia (Kazan). 
All-time medal since 1973
- 1.^ Serbia is considered to be a successor of the FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro team.
Except for synchronized swimming, which is female-only, there are male and female categories for each event.
- 1 m Springboard
- 3 m Springboard
- Synchronized 3 m springboard
- Synchronized platform
- 5 km
- 10 km
- 25 km
- Free combination
- Men's tournament
- Women's tournament
- PR54 - Dubai (UAE) will be the Organising City (FINA Press Release #2009-54); published by FINA on 2009-07-18, retrieved 2009-07-20.
- (in Spanish) El Mundial 2013 ya tiene nombre... ¡BARCELONA! (trans: 2013 Worlds has a name: Barcelona!); posted by the Real Federación Española de Natación (RFEN) on 2010-09-26; retrieved 2010-09-27.
- Swim Rankings results
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