Revised Major International Events Calendar & Initial Impact Of Budapest 2022

It was less than a week ago that we published an elite international events calendar, with the caveat that the timeline was indeed fluid with changes being announced seemingly every day.

Riding this trend of changeups was the statement today by FINA that there will indeed be a 2022 World Aquatics Championships after all but in Budapest. These extraordinary championships will still feature the five FINA disciplines of swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming and open water and are slated for June 18th – July 3rd, 2022.

You can read more about the postponement of the original 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan here.

This inserted edition of the World Championships now forces federations to revise their training blocks once again, as their target meets and training schedules were already now geared towards Fukuoka next year as the next Worlds meet.

Plus, it means that several nations will be facing a very busy summer schedule. Budapest 2022 overlaps with not only the aforementioned ISL season 4, in addition to the Mare Nostrum series in France, but it also holds several of the same dates as the Mediterranean Games and the World University Games.

For those planning on attending the European Championships, those fall just over a month after Budapest. The Commonwealth Games are also on the horizon not too far beyond that, therefore, British swimmers will have a demanding season of racing depending on how things play out in any selection updates.

Dutch national team head coach Mark Faber told SwimSwam today that he is happy that we’ll have a World Championships this year, although details from FINA will help determine the alignment with Europeans.

British Swimming is slated to release a statement later today while Rohan Taylor of Swimming Australia says he also just found out about Budapest and will be able to give some insight in a couple of days.

Revised Calendar


  • April 26th – April 30th – U.S. International Team Trials
  • May 5th – 16th Southeast Asian Games
  • June 18th – July 3rd NEW FINA World Championships
  • June 25th – July 5th – Mediterranean Games
  • June 26th – July 7th – World University Games POSTPONED, TBD
  • July 5th – July 10th – European Junior Swimming Championships
  • July 24th – July 30th – European Youth Olympic Festival
  • July 26th – July 30th – U.S. National Championships
  • July 28th -August 8th – Commonwealth Games
  • August 11th – August 21st – European Championships (50m)
  • August 30th – September 4th – World Junior Championships
  • September 10th – September 25th – Asian Games POSTPONED, TBD
  • November 29th – December 3rd – U.S. Open
  • December 17th – December 22nd – FINA Short Course World Championships


  • May – Southeast Asian Games
  • May 6th – May 21st – Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games
  • July 14th – 30th – FINA World Championships (50m)
  • July – USA Swimming National Championships
  • August – FINA World Junior Championships
  • October 20th – November 5th – Pan American Games
  • November – European Short Course Championships
  • November 29th – December 2nd – U.S. Open
  • TBD – 2023 African Games


  • January – FINA World Championships (50m)
  • June 23rd – June 20th U.S. Olympic Trials
  • July 26th – August 11th – 2024 Summer Olympic Games
  • August – Junior Pan Pacific Championships
  • December 17th – December 22nd – FINA Short Course World Championships

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4 months ago

Rohan Taylor just found out? So much for FINA communicating with federations while making these decisions.

4 months ago

Bp better lower their virus spread

Team Regan
4 months ago

Is Des Moines back on?

4 months ago

A global calendar is needed more than ever, especially with the introduction of the ISL. The current calendar is crazy, uncoordinated, and confusing for everyone.

  • Why does there need to be a European Junior Swimming Championships and a European Youth Olympic Festival within the same month?
  • Is there really a need for a Mediterranean Games? Who goes to that?
  • Why are World Junior Championships and Junior Pan Pacs on the same days? That’s like having World Champs and Pan Pacs on the same days. Like.. what?!

In terms of World Champs.. I think ’22 Budapest will be well-received and swimmers will attend. I’m sure a lot of athletes are already training for a ’22 WCs, so… Read more »

Reply to  moonlight
4 months ago

different age groups for EJSC and EYOF? All the championships mean something to someone, good first big competiton for a swimmer who cannot get A-levels yet…… Jun Pacs and World Juns, not enough weekend for everything or maybe a pissing contest between powerful people?

Reply to  moonlight
4 months ago

Where is this on the schedule? Am I missing something?

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