High-Level International Meets For December 2022

We’re about to enter the final month of 2022, a year that saw many swimming events somewhat return to normal after the past couple of years’ worth of changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The FINA Short Course World Championships represent a big draw for athletes around the world this December with the 6-day affair kicking off on the 13th in Melbourne, Australia

Sprinkled throughout the world are national championships to keep things lively before we enter the year 2023, one with a full lineup of elite meets including the postponed FINA World Championships in Fukuoka as well as the next edition of the European Championships.

Please let me know in the comments of any meets I may have inadvertently missed.

11/30 – 12/03 U.S. Open (USA)
12/01 -12-04 Japan Open
12/02 – 12/04 Swim England National Winter Championships (GBR)

12/06 – 12/09 Chinese National Championships (CHN)
12/08 – 12/11 Austrian National Championships (AUT)
12/09 – 12/11 Scottish Winter Nationals (GBR)
12/10 – 12/16 Queensland Championships (AUS)
12/10 – 12/11 Schwimmfest unterm Tannenbaum (GER)

12/13 – 12/18 FINA Short Course World Championships (AUS)
12/13 – 12/16 Valencia 2000 (ESP)
12/15 – 12/17 Irish National Winter Championships (IRL)
12/15 – 12/18 Danish Short Course Championships (DEN)
12/15 – 12/17 Lithuanian Short Course Championships (LTU)
12/16 – 12/18 Dutch Short Course Championships (NED)

12/19 – 12/23 Israeli Short Course Championships (ISR)
12/26 – 12/27 Vladimir Salnikov Cup (RUS)

12/28 – 12/29 Turkish National Selection Meet (TUR)

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3 days ago

There’s also the NSW Senior State Age Championships 10/12 – 16/12

It should be a pretty interesting month of swimming starting off with US Open and then SC worlds, QLD Champs, NSW Champs and WA Champs all overlapping.

Last edited 3 days ago by Troyy
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3 days ago

So it seems like the Aussies that were going to US Open are going to Japan Open now which is on 01/12 – 04/12.



3 days ago

2.5 weeks til worlds. When will official entries be announced? Are getting content soon?

There was an article that was supposed to link all the short course rosters but I don’t think it’s ever been updated.

Reply to  Sub13
3 days ago

Last year they weren’t out until less than a week before.

Reply to  Troyy
3 days ago

Ah interesting.

They’re now selling “VIP pool deck” tickets that sit you on the pool deck and include canapés and an open bar… I’ve enquired as to whether I can upgrade one of my tickets to this but don’t want to pay for a whole new ticket if I can’t.

They also say you’ll get “up close and personal” with the swimmers which implies you might get a chance for a pic or something?

If I could be on the pool deck, eating and drinking, and watch our women break the WR in the 4×100 free relay and the get a photo opportunity afterward I might die and go to heaven.

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16 hours ago

The Instagram page for the championships is posting team lists for countries that’s the best we’ve got so far

4 days ago

Rotterdam Qualification Meet (KNZB): December 1-4

4 days ago

So it looks like several countries don’t use short course trials for their World SC teams since there many countries overlapping with Worlds or after deadline.

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