The Official SwimSwam Short Course World Championships Crossword Puzzle

The whirlwind of a meet that was the 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships concluded just before the holidays which means we’ve had time to digest and reflect upon the high-caliber performances thrown down in Abu Dhabi.

Let’s see how much you remember after all the pumpkin pie and eggnog from the past few weeks by putting your Short Course World Championships knowledge to the test in our latest SwimSwam Crossword Puzzle.

Do your best without looking up any of the answers – you can do this!

Try it out and let us know how you do in the comments. Also, don’t forget to challenge your teammates and family members to a time trial to see who can get to all-green first.

Instructions to complete online:

  • Click a cell on the crossword grid, or click a clue
  • Click twice on a cell to toggle between across and down
  • The active cell is highlighted in blue
  • Start typing in the word
  • Hit enter when you are done typing in the word
  • The word will turn green or red if you got it right or wrong
  • You can use the tab and shift-tab keys to move around the crossword and the arrow keys



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1 year ago

Additional hints:
1A. Popovici’s Asian rival
2D. He won the 50 fly, also a futebol team famous for Pelé
3D. 5x+3 = 78, where x is the answer
4D. Not Kosuke Hagino
5D. Ha-he
6D. Similar last name to the newest SCOTUS justice, but with A instead of E
7D. a^2 + 4^2 = 5^2, where a is the answer
8A. Author of this article
9D. Similar to the band that produced MmmBop
10D. Name rhymes with Nintendo
11D. Gave Schooling $1M in 2016?
12A. Oknebrog (backwards)
13A. Alternate spelling of 9D, swam at Texas
14D. Not Niger, but..
15A. Known for their red candy… Read more »

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1 year ago


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1 year ago

Love the commitment to the cause.

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