Your Ultimate Guide to the 2017 FINA World Championships Events

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The 2017 FINA World Championships have finally arrived and there are a lot of exciting events on the schedule for the next seventeen days! The 17th FINA World Championships will play host to synchronized swimming, water polo, diving, high diving, open water swimming, and pool swimming.

With the Opening Ceremony taking place on the 14th, it is diving and synchronized swimming that get the Championships off to a competitive start. Open water will follow on the 15th, while water polo starts on the 16th. Swimming will splash into action on the 23rd, followed by a quick three days of high diving beginning the 28th. The entire schedule for each aquatic sport can be found below.

Synchro – July 14 ~ 22

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  • July 14 – Technical solo, preliminary round; Technical duet, preliminary round
  • July 15 – Technical solo, FINAL; Technical mixed duet, preliminary round
  • July 16 – Technical duet, FINAL; Technical team, preliminary round
  • July 17 – Technical mixed duet, FINAL; Free solo, preliminary round
  • July 18 – Technical team, FINAL; Free duet, preliminary round
  • July 19 – Free solo, FINAL; Free team, preliminary round
  • July 20 – Free duet, FINAL; Free combination, preliminary round
  • July 21 – Free team, FINAL; Free mixed duet, preliminary round
  • July 22 – Free combination, FINAL; Free mixed duet, FINAL

Diving – July 14 ~ 22

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  • July 14 – Men’s 1M springboard, preliminary round; Women’s 1M springboard, preliminary round
  • July 15 – Men’s 3M synchro springboard, preliminary round; Mixed 10M synchro platform, FINAL; Women’s 1M springboard, FINAL; Men’s 3M synchro springboard FINAL
  • July 16 – Women’s 10M synchro platform, preliminary round; Men’s 1M springboard, FINAL; Women’s 10M synchro platform, FINAL
  • July 17 – Women’s 3M synchro springboard, preliminary round; Men’s 10M synchro platform, preliminary round; Women’s 3M synchro springboard, FINAL; Men’s 10M synchro platform, FINAL
  • July 18 – Women’s 10M platform, preliminary round; Women’s 10M platform, semi-final round; 3M / 10M team event, FINAL
  • July 19 – Men’s 3M springboard, preliminary round; Men’s 3M springboard, semi-final round; Women’s 10M platform, FINAL
  • July 20 – Women’s 3M springboard, preliminary round, Women’s 3M springboard, semi-final round; Men’s 3M springboard, FINAL
  • July 21 – Men’s 10M platform, preliminary round; Men’s 10M platform, semi-final round; Women’s 3M springboard, FINAL
  • July 22 – Mixed 3M springboard synchro, FINAL; Men’s 10M platform, FINAL

Open Water – July 15 ~ 21

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  • July 15 – Men’s 5K FINAL
  • July 16 – Women’s 10K FINAL
  • July 18 – Men’s 10K FINAL
  • July 19 – Women’s 5K FINAL
  • July 20 – Team 5K FINAL
  • July 21 – Men’s 25K FINAL; Women’s 25K FINAL

Water Polo – July 16 ~ 29

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  • July 16 – Preliminary Rounds
    • Women’s Team Group A
      • Italy v. Canada
      • Brazil v. China
    • Women’s Team Group B
      • New Zealand v. Spain
      • South Africa v. USA
    • Women’s Team Group C
      • Netherland v. France
      • Japan v. Hungary
    • Women’s Team Group D
      • Australia v. Kazakhstan
      • Russia v. Greece
  • July 17 – Preliminary Rounds
    • Men’s Team Group A
      • Brazil v. Kazakhstan
      • Montenegro v. Canada
    • Men’s Team Group B
      • France v. Italy
      • Australia v. Hungary
    • Men’s Team Group C
      • Spain v. Greece
      • Serbia v. South Africa
    • Men’s Team Group D
      • USA v. Croatia
      • Japan v. Russia
  • July 18 – Preliminary Rounds
    • Women’s Team Group A
      • China v. Canada
      • Italy v. Brazil
    • Women’s Team Group B
      • USA v. Spain
      • New Zealand v. South Africa
    • Women’s Team Group C
      • Japan v. Netherlands
      • France v. Hungary
    • Women’s Team Group D
      • Greece v. Kazakhstan
      • Australia v. Russia
  • July 19 – Preliminary Rounds
    • Men’s Team Group A
      • Canada v. Kazakhstan
      • Brazil v. Montenegro
    • Men’s Team Group B
      • France v. Australia
      • Hungary v. Italy
    • Men’s Team Group C
      • South Africa v. Greece
      • Spain v. Serbia
    • Men’s Team Group D
      • Croatia v. Russia
      • USA v. Japan
  • July 20 – Preliminary Rounds
    • Women’s Team Group A
      • Italy v. China
      • Brazil v. Canada
    • Women’s Team Group B
      • New Zealand v. USA
      • South Africa v. Spain
    • Women’s Team Group C
      • Japan v. France
      • Netherlands v. Hungary
    • Women’s Team Group D
      • Australia v. Greece
      • Russia v. Kazakhstan
  • July 21 – Preliminary Rounds 
    • Men’s Team Group A
      • Brazil v. Canada
      • Montenegro v. Kazakhstan
    • Men’s Team Group B
      • France v. Hungary
      • Australia v. Italy
    • Men’s Team Group C
      • Spain v. South Africa
      • Serbia v. Greece
    • Men’s Team Group D
      • USA v. Russia
      • Japan v. Croatia
  • July 22 – Preliminary Rounds
    • Women’s Team W25: A4 – B4
    • Women’s Team W26: C4 – D4
    • Women’s Team W27: A2 – B3
    • Women’s Team W28: A3 – B2
    • Women’s Team W29: C2 – D3
    • Women’s Team W30: C3 – D2
  • July 23 – Preliminary Rounds
    • Men’s Team M25: A4 – B4
    • Men’s Team M26: C4 – D4
    • Men’s Team M27: A2 – B3
    • Men’s Team M28: A3 – B2
    • Men’s Team M29: C2 – D3
    • Men’s Team M30: C3 – D2
  • July 24 – Placement Game (W31 – W34) & Quarter – Final Rounds (W35 – W38)
    • Women’s Team W31: LW25 v. LW26
    • Women’s Team W32: WW25 v. WW26
    • Women’s Team W33: LW27 v. LW29
    • Women’s Team W34: LW28 v. LW30
    • Women’s Team W35: 1st A v. WW29
    • Women’s Team W36: 1st B v. WW30
    • Women’s Team W37: 1st C v. WW27
    • Women’s Team W38: 1st D v. WW28
  • July 25 – Placement Game (M31 – M34) & Quarter – Final Rounds (M35 – M38)
    • Men’s Team M31: LM25 v. LM26
    • Men’s Team M32: WM25 v. WM26
    • Men’s Team M33: LM27 v. LM29
    • Men’s Team M34: LM28 v. LM30
    • Men’s Team M35: 1st A v. WM29
    • Men’s Team M36: 1st B v. WM30
    • Men’s Team M37: 1st C v. WM27
    • Men’s Team M38: 1st D v. WM28
  • July 26 – Placement Game (W39 – W42) & Semi-Final Rounds (W43 – W44)
    • Women’s Team W39: LW33 v. LW34
    • Women’s Team W40: WW33 v. WW34
    • Women’s Team W41: LW35 v. LW36
    • Women’s Team W42: LW37 v. LW38
    • Women’s Team W43: WW35 v. WW36
    • Women’s Team W44: WW37 v. WW38
  • July 27 – Placement Game (M39 – M42) & Semi-Final Rounds (M43 – M44)
    • Men’s Team M39: LM33 v. LM34
    • Men’s Team M40: WM33 v. WM34
    • Men’s Team M41: LM35 v. LM36
    • Men’s Team M42: LM37 v. LM36
    • Men’s Team M43: WM35 v. WM36
    • Men’s Team M44: WM37 v. WM38
  • July 28 – Placement Game (W45 – W47) & Final Match (W48)
    • Women’s Team W45: LW41 v. LW42
    • Women’s Team W46: WW41 v. WW42
    • Women’s Team W47: LW43 v. LW44
    • Women’s Team W48: WW43 v. WW44
  • July 29 – Placement Game (M45 – M47) & Final Match (M48)
    • Men’s Team M45: LM41 v. LM42
    • Men’s Team M46: WM41 v. WM42
    • Men’s Team M47: LM43 v. LM44
    • Men’s Team M48: WM43 v. WM44

Swimming – July 23 ~ 30

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  • July 23
    • PRELIMS: Men’s 400 free; Women’s 400 free; Men’s 100 breast; Men’s 50 fly; Women’s 100 fly; Women’s 200 IM; Women’s 400 free relay; Men’s 400 free relay
    • FINALS: Men’s 400 free (FINAL); Women’s 400 free (FINAL); Men’s 100 breast (semi-final); Men’s 50 fly (semi-final); Women’s 100 fly (semi-final); Women’s 200 IM (semi-final); Men’s 400 free relay (FINAL); Women’s 400 free relay (FINAL)
  • July 24
    • PRELIMS: Men’s 200 free; Women’s 1500 free; Men’s 100 back; Women’s 100 back; Women’s 100 breast
    • FINALS: Men’s 200 free (semi-final); Men’s 100 back (semi-final); Women’s 100 back (semi-final); Men’s 100 breast (FINAL); Women’s 100 breast (semi-final); Men’s 50 fly (FINAL); Women’s 100 fly (FINAL); Women’s 200 IM (FINAL)
  • July 25
    • PRELIMS: Men’s 800 free; Women’s 200 free; Men’s 50 breast; Men’s 200 fly
    • FINALS: Men’s 200 free (FINAL); Women’s 200 free (semi-final); Women’s 1500 free (FINAL); Men’s 100 back (FINAL); Women’s 100 back (FINAL); Men’s 50 breast (semi-final); Women’s 100 breast (FINAL); Men’s 200 fly (semi-final)
  • July 26
    • PRELIMS: Men’s 100 free; Women’s 50 back; Women’s 200 fly; Men’s 200 IM; Mixed 400 medley relay
    • FINALS: Men’s 100 free (semi-final); Men’s 800 free (FINAL); Women’s 200 free (FINAL); Women’s 50 back (semi-final); Men’s 50 breast (FINAL); Men’s 200 fly (FINAL); Women’s 200 fly (semi-final); Men’s 200 IM (semi-final); Mixed 400 medley relay (FINAL)
  • July 27 –
    • PRELIMS: Women’s 100 free; Men’s 200 back; Men’s 200 breast; Women’s 200 breast; Women’s 800 free relay
    • FINALS: Men’s 100 free (FINAL); Women’s 100 free (semi-final); Men’s 200 back (semi-final); Women’s 50 back (FINAL); Men’s 200 breast (semi-final); Women’s 200 breast (semi-final); Women’s 200 fly (FINAL); Men’s 200 IM (FINAL); Women’s 800 free relay (FINAL)
  • July 28
    • PRELIMS: Men’s 50 free; Women’s 800 free; Women’s 200 back; Men’s 100 fly; Women’s 50 fly; Men’s 800 free relay
    • FINALS: Men’s 50 free (semi-final); Women’s 100 free (FINAL); Men’s 200 back (FINAL); Women’s 200 back (semi-final); Men’s 200 breast (FINAL); Women’s 200 breast (FINAL); Men’s 100 fly (semi-final); Women’s 50 fly (semi-final); Men’s 800 free relay (FINAL)
  • July 29
    • PRELIMS: Men’s 1500 free; Women’s 50 free; Men’s 50 back; Women’s 50 breast; Mixed 400 free relay
    • FINALS: Men’s 50 free (FINAL); Women’s 50 free (semi-final); Women’s 800 free (FINAL); Men’s 50 back (semi-final); Women’s 200 back (FINAL); Women’s 50 breast (semi-final); Men’s 100 fly (FINAL); Women’s 50 fly (FINAL); Mixed 400 free relay (FINAL)
  • July 30
    • PRELIMS: Men’s 400 IM; Women’s 400 IM; Men’s 400 medley relay; Women’s 400 medley relay
    • FINALS: Men’s 1500 free (FINAL); Women’s 50 free (FINAL); Men’s 50 back (FINAL); Women’s 50 breast (FINAL); Men’s 400 IM (FINAL); Women’s 400 IM (FINAL); Men’s 400 medley relay (FINAL); Women’s 400 medley relay (FINAL)

High Diving – July 28 ~ 30

Recovery

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  • July 28 – Women’s 20M semi-final round; Men’s 27M semi-final round
  • July 29 – Women’s 20M FINAL
  • July 30 – Men’s 27M FINAL

Swimming World will be providing in-depth coverage of each of the aquatic sports throughout the entire championships. Visit Swimming World’s 2017 FINA World Championships landing page to stay up-to-date on recaps, features, photos, and more!

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