Short Course World Championships

USA Swimming Releases 2021 World Championships Selection Criteria

USA Swimming released its athlete selection procedures for the FINA Short Course World Championships, taking place this December.


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FINA Announces “Aquatics Festival” that Will Run Parallel to SC World Champs

The organization has dubbed this new slate of events the “Aquatics Festival,” and it will include diving, high diving, and open water swimming events. 


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Brazil Releases Official Roster For 2021 Short Course Worlds in Abu Dhabi

41-year old Nicholas Santos will highlight the 20-man roster for Brazil. At the 2018 SC Worlds, Santos won the 50 fly in a new Championship Record (21.81).


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Swimming Australia Not Sending Official Team To SC World C’ships

On the heels of Australia’s Duel in the Pool having been cancelled, the nation’s Short Course Swimming Championships have also now been called off.

Abu Dhabi Accelerating Preparations for FINA Short Course Swimming World Champs

The SC World Champs are scheduled to take place at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island from December 16-21 of this year.

FINA Delays 2021 World Championships by 3 Days

Abu Dhabi’s sparkling new 18,000 seat Etihad Arena on Yas Island will host the 2021 FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships.

FINA Announces Postponement of World Short Course Championships to 2021

The announcement comes after FINA previously postponed the FINA World Aquatics Championships from 2021 to 2022 to avoid an Olympic conflict.

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FINA Approves Use Of Underwater Video Technology At Olympics and World Champs

FINA has updated its bylaws to allow for the use of underwater video technology at the Olympic Games and World Championships.

Session Lengths at 2018 SC Worlds About the Same as 2016

FINA was consistent in running finals session lengths for the 2018 World Short Course Swimming Championships on almost exactly the same schedule as they did in 2016.

Olivia Smoliga Wins Record 8 Gold Medals, Kelsi Dahlia 7 at SC Worlds

While Smoliga earned the most gold medals of any competitor, Team USA’s Kelsi Dahlia leaves Hangzhou with 9 medals total, 7 of which are gold.

Cesar Cielo Not Confirming Retirement, Will Make Decision In 2019

Cesar Cielo hasn’t made up his mind on whether or not he’ll retire after competing in Hangzhou.

USA Men Shatter Meet and American Records in 4×100 MR

The USA men dropped almost a second off the course and American Records in the final men’s race of the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships.

USA Women Down Meet, American Records in 200 Free Relay

Madison Kennedy led off for the USA tonight as they broke an American Record from 2014 where Kennedy had also led off.

All 8 Men’s 100 Free Finalists Faster Than 2016 World Winning Time

Caeleb Dressel and Vlad Morozov went 1-2 in the men’s 100 freestyle final, both nearly a full second faster than the winning time was in 2016.

Ilya Shymanovich Moves To #7 All-Time With Belarusian 50 BR Record

Ilya Shymanovich broke his Belarusian Record in the men’s 50 breast to win the silver medal.