FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)

The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)[1] or "Short Course Worlds" as they are sometimes known,[2][3][4] is an international swimming competition. It is swum in a short course (25m) pool, and has been held in the years when FINA has not held its main World Championships (currently this means in even years).[5][6]

Unlike the FINA World Aquatics Championships, this championship is swimming-only (the World Championships feature all 5 Aquatics disciplines), and is contested in a short course, 25-meter pool (rather than a long course, 50-meter pool).

ChampionshipsEdit

Year Dates Edition Location Nations Events (M/W/X) Winner of the medal table Second in the medal table Third in the medal table
1993 December 2 – 5 1   Palma de Mallorca, Spain 46 16 / 16 / 0 (32)   China   United States   Australia
1995 November 30 – December 3 2   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 57 16 / 16 / 0 (32)   Australia   China   Brazil
1997 April 17 – 20 3   Gothenburg, Sweden 71 16 / 16 / 0 (32)   Australia   China   Sweden
1999 April 1 – 4 4   Hong Kong, China 61 20 / 20 / 0 (40)   Australia   Japan   Great Britain
2000 March 16 – 19 5   Athens, Greece 78 20 / 20 / 0 (40)   United States   Sweden   Germany
2002 April 3 – 7 6   Moscow, Russia 92 20 / 20 / 0 (40)   Australia   United States   Sweden
2004 October 7 – 11 7   Indianapolis, United States 94 20 / 20 / 0 (40)   United States   Australia   Great Britain
2006 April 5 – 9 8   Shanghai, China 117 20 / 20 / 0 (40)   Australia   United States   China
2008 April 9 – 13 9   Manchester, Great Britain 116 20 / 20 / 0 (40)   United States   Australia   Netherlands
2010 December 15 – 19 10   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 153 20 / 20 / 0 (40)   United States   Russia   Spain
2012 December 12 – 16 11   Istanbul, Turkey 162 20 / 20 / 0 (40)   United States   China   Hungary
2014 December 3 – 7 12   Doha, Qatar 174 22 / 22 / 2 (46)   Brazil   Hungary   Netherlands
2016 December 6 – 11 13   Windsor, Canada 172 22 / 22 / 2 (46)   United States   Hungary   Russia
2018 December 11 – 16 14   Hangzhou, China 175 22 / 22 / 2 (46)   United States   Russia   Hungary
2021 December 16 – 21 15   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 183 22 / 22 / 2 (46)   United States   Canada   Italy
2022 December 13 – 18 16   Melbourne, Australia
2024 TBD 17   Budapest, Hungary

EventsEdit

There are men's and women's events in all four strokes, the individual medley, as well as in relays. There are also two mixed relays.

Men's eventsEdit

Edition 1993 1995 1997 1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2021
Freestyle 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
1500 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Backstroke 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Breaststroke 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Butterfly 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Individual
medley
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Freestyle relays 4×50 m X X X X
4×100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
4×200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Medley relays 4×50 m X X X X
4×100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Number of events 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 22 22 22 22

Women's eventsEdit

Edition 1993 1995 1997 1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2021
Freestyle 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
800 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Backstroke 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Breaststroke 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Butterfly 50 m X X X X X X X X X X X X
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Individual
medley
100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X
200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
400 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Freestyle relays 4×50 m X X X X
4×100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
4×200 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Medley relays 4×50 m X X X X
4×100 m X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Number of events 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 22 22 22 22

Mixed eventsEdit

Edition 2014 2016 2018 2021
Relays 4×50 m freestyle X X X X
4×50 m medley X X X X
Number of events 2 2 2 2

Medal tableEdit

Updated after the 2021 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m):

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States12811197336
2  Australia798974242
3  China464240128
4  Sweden32252178
5  Russia292843100
6  Netherlands23272272
7  Brazil2392355
8  Great Britain224242106
9  Hungary21111042
10  Germany20272572
11  South Africa2017845
12  Japan19122152
13  Ukraine15121441
14  Canada13231854
15  Italy11312567
16  Denmark1051631
17  Spain94821
18  France79824
19  Slovakia75517
20  Cuba6129
21  Finland55414
22  Lithuania55212
23  South Korea5207
24  Croatia5139
25  Poland471526
26Russian Swimming Federation47415
27  Jamaica44210
28  Venezuela4217
29  Israel4026
30  Zimbabwe4015
31  Costa Rica4004
32  Slovenia37313
33  New Zealand35412
34  Belarus3238
35  Austria26210
36  Tunisia2338
37  Hong Kong2013
38  Norway1236
39  Argentina1225
40  Kazakhstan1034
41  Romania0336
42  Czech Republic0213
43   Switzerland0156
44  Ireland0123
  Trinidad and Tobago0123
46  Algeria0112
47  Moldova0101
  Portugal0101
49  Belgium0022
50  Bahamas0011
  Bosnia and Herzegovina0011
  Faroe Islands0011
  Greece0011
  Puerto Rico0011
  Serbia0011
  Turkey0011
Totals (56 entries)6066016031810

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)". FINA. March 7, 2012. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "5 more world records set at short-course worlds". Yahoo. December 5, 2014. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "Ryan Lochte takes two medals at short course worlds". USA Today. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Records fall at short-course worlds". ESPN. December 4, 2014. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "Men's Events". Medallists & Statistics Special FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (PDF). HistoFINA (Technical report). Vol. III. FINA. 2006. pp. 15–52. Archived from the original (PDF 0.3 MB) on April 27, 2015. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
  6. ^ "Women's Events". Medallists & Statistics Special FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (PDF). HistoFINA (Technical report). Vol. III. FINA. 2006. pp. 53–87. Archived from the original (PDF 0.4 MB) on April 27, 2015. Retrieved 2012-03-07.