Budapest Replaces Guadalajara As 2017 FINA World Championship Host

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FINA announced today that Budapest, Hungary has been chosen as the replacement host for the 2017 FINA World Championships.

Earlier this year, Guadalajara, Mexico dropped out of its hosting duties due to financial issues.

We’re sure that FINA Swimmer of the Year Katinka Hosszu and her coach-husband Shane Tusup are thrilled with the arrangement as she will undoubtedly be the top face of the meet in Hungary.

Press Release

FINA is pleased to announce that Budapest, Hungary, will host the 17th FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships in July 2017, replacing the city of Guadalajara (MEX).

On this important occasion, FINA would like to thank the Hungarian Prime-Minister Viktor Orban and the President of the Hungarian Swimming Federation Tamas Gyarfas for their support and contribution to the organisation of FINA’s major event in 2017.

FINA would also like to express its gratitude and appreciation to other National Federations/Cities that had shown their interest in staging these Championships.

“We are very happy to be in Budapest in 2017 and we are sure that the local authorities and organisers will host a great competition. Hungary is a country of Sport and true passion for Aquatics – the FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships in two years’ time will consolidate and reinforce this tradition”, declared the FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione.

Budapest had been previously awarded the right to host the 2021 FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships and a new bidding procedure will now be open for these events.


  1. avatar
    Stefania Tedenholt

    Wonderful 🙂 I would like to ask you how or where can I sign up as a volunteer during the competition?
    Kind regards
    Stefania Tedenholt

  2. avatar

    Why open up 2021? They should have everything in place from 2017.