FINA Announces World Aquatics Convention in Hangzhou

FINA today announced the 5th FINA World Aquatics Convention (FWAC) will take place in Hangzhou, China from 8-10 December 2018.

“We are particularly excited to bring the Convention to Hangzhou!” says FINA President, Dr. Julio Maglione. “The Chinese government expects the value of its Aquatics industry to reach $30bn by 2020, and FWAC 2018 provides the perfect platform for international businesses to learn more about the unprecedented opportunities in China.”

FWAC 2018 brings together once again the great and the good from the world of Aquatics: 209 National Federations, Organising Committees, Host Cities, athletes, coaches, and team doctors.  It includes a 3-day exhibition; panel discussions; one-on-one interviews; Coaches Clinics; social activities; lunches; and dinners.

Furthermore, all Convention delegates are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony of the FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) which takes place 11-16 December, also in Hangzhou.

The timing and location of both events ensure FWAC remains Aquatics’ most important industry event, and confirms the vibrant City of Hangzhou as the Aquatics capital of China in 2018.

To learn more about the 5th FWAC edition, visit

Press release courtesy of FINA.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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