2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- June 18-25, 2022 (pool swimming)
- Budapest, Hungary
- Duna Arena
- LCM (50-meter format)
- Meet Central
- Preview Index
Yesterday, USA Swimming’s squad for the 2022 FINA World Championships left for their pre-Worlds training camp in Rijeka, Croatia. They will stay there until June 14, which is when they will head over to Budapest, Hungary, where Worlds is taking place.
- Training Camp June 6-14, 2022 – Rijeka, Croatia
- International Training June 14-17, 2022 – Budapest, Hungary
- Competition June 18-25, 2022 – Budapest, Hungary
- Return home – June 26, 2022
Follow along Team USA’s journey courtesy of Instagram stories from members of the USA World Championship team.
On the afternoon of June 6, 2022, Team USA left for Rijeka, Croatia. However, according to Leah Smith, her, Regan Smith, and Phoebe Bacon had an “accidental” 12 hour layover at the Munich International Airport in Germany, and took a connection flight to Rijeka from there. Leah Smith later confirmed to SwimSwam that they had missed their connection field, so they got rebooked on another flight and ended up arriving to Rijeka late. They swam at a nearby pool during their time in Germany.
A flight from New York City to Munich is approximately 8 hours, and from Munich to Rijeka is around an hour. During the morning of June 7, the rest of the team arrived in Rijeka.
Per tradition, swimming legend Ryan Lochte brought breakfast for the swimmers training at the University of Florida before they went to Rijeka. Sources also confirmed to SwimSwam that the Gators’ flight from Gainesville was delayed, so they missed their connection flight in Atlanta, Georgia and will arrive in Rijeka tomorrow a day late.
The Hotel + Arriving At Training Camp
The team is staying at the Hilton Rijeka Costabella Beach Resort and Spa, which is just alongside the shore of the Adriatic Sea. The hotel is ten minutes walking distance from the Kantrida Swimming Pool Complex, where they will be training prior to Worlds. Before this year, Team USA trained there prior to the 2017 FINA World Championships, which were also held in Budapest.
Courtesy of Michael Andrew, Ryan Murphy and Hunter Armstrong, we got a glimpse of their hotel room and the decks attached to them. The swimmers get an incredible view of the Učka Mountain Range from their rooms, as seen via Alex Walsh‘s instagram story.
We were also able to see the indoor and outdoor pools that Team USA would have access to in their time in Rijeka.
And of course, don’t forget about food.
Above: Michael Andrew