Swimming CompetitionsOlympic GamesFINA Swimming World CupFINA World ChampionshipsFINA World Aquatics Championships (50m)FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)FINA World Junior Swimming Championships
Federation Internationale de Nation
FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cupstarted in the 1988/1989.held in the northern hemisphere's winter-time (October-February )all in short course pools (25m)
FINA/ARENA Swimming World CupSeries events :Freestyle: 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m (women only) and 1500m (men only)Backstroke: 50m, 100m and 200mBreaststroke: 50m, 100m and 200mButterfly: 50m, 100m and 200mIndividual Medley: 100m, 200m, and 400m
FINA/ARENA Swimming World CupThe FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2012 will take place in the following cities:
FINA World Championships
World Aquatics Championships World Swimming Championships in a long course (25m) poolin a short course (50 m) poolin odd years, such as 2011,2013in even years ,such as 2010, 2012
FINA World ChampionshipsSeries events :Freestyle: 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m (only in the long course), 1500mBackstroke: 50m, 100m and 200mBreaststroke: 50m, 100m and 200mButterfly: 50m, 100m and 200mIndividual medley: 100m, 200m, and 400mMedley relay: 4X100 m freestyle, 4X200m freestyle, 4X100m medley (only in the short course)
10th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m) in Dubai
FINA World Swimming ChampionshipsThe 11th edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) will take place in Istanbul (TUR), from December 12-16, 2012.
FINA World Junior Swimming Championshipssince 2006for swimmers under the age of 18 years oldheld biennially/once every two yearsThe most recent edition was held on August 1621, 2011, in Lima, Peru.The next (fourth) will we held in 2013 in Casablanca, Morocco.
Famous SwimmersMichael Fred Phelps IIIan Thorpe
Michael Fred Phelps IIAGE: 27 DOB: June 30, 1985HEIGHT: 6' 4" (193.0 cm)WEIGHT: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)Nationality: America
Michael Fred Phelps IIHe began swimming at the age of 7. When Phelps was in the sixth grade, he was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)He went to the 2000 Summer Olympic Games at the age of 15.
Michael Fred Phelps IIINTERNATIONAL MEDALSOlympic Games: 18 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals 2011 FINA World Championships:25 gold , 6 silver and 1 bronze medals2010 Pan Pacific Champs: 10 gold medals
Ian ThorpeAGE: 30 DOB: October 13, 1982Nationality: Australia
Ian ThorpeOlympic Medals 5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze in total World Championship Medals 11 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze in total
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