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Updated December 2023

A pinnacle in aquatic sports, the World Aquatics Championships brings together top-tier athletes worldwide to showcase their skills across various disciplines. With its anticipated return, this time in Qatar, the 21st edition of this captivating water sports event assures a spirited exhibition of competition, delighting viewers with thrilling performances.

Read on as Wego unveils important details and the latest developments about the World Aquatics Championships 2024.

What is the World Aquatics Championships?

The World Aquatics Championships gather athletes from around the world to compete in the world championships for six different disciplines of aquatic sports, including swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, artistic swimming, and water polo.

The championships are organized by World Aquatics, previously recognized as FINA (Fédération internationale de natation). This international federation is acknowledged by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the governing body for supervising international competitions in water sports.

The preceding World Aquatics Championships event took place in Fukuoka, Japan, in 2023, and the upcoming 2024 event is scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar, highlighting the world’s aquatic talents.

World Aquatics Championships 2024 dates

The World Aquatics Championships 2024 will take place in Qatar’s capital, Doha, from Friday, 2 February to Sunday, 18 February 2024.

World Aquatics Championships 2024 location

For its inaugural hosting of the World Aquatics flagship event, the Qatari capital, Doha, has chosen key venues: the Aspire Dome, Hamad Aquatic Centre, and the Old Doha Port.

As per the reports, these venues were carefully selected based on their technical aptitude, extensive track record in organising major international events, and ability to craft an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators.

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World Aquatics Championships 2024 events

The World Aquatics Championships will showcase a dynamic array of aquatic events involving over 2,600 elite athletes representing 190 nations across six diverse disciplines:


The swimming competitions, initiated in 1973, encompass six different race lengths spanning from 50m to 1500m. These races span nine distinct styles, including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, individual medley, freestyle relay, medley relay, mixed freestyle relay, and mixed medley relay.


Diving competitions have been integral since the championship’s inception. They include separate events for men and women and mixed-gender competitions.

Artistic Swimming

Artistic Swimming, also known as synchronised swimming, involves swimmers performing synchronised, choreographed routines set to music. The event includes solo performances (including men’s solo), duets (mixed pairs), team events (open to both men and women), and acrobatic routines (open to both men and women).

Water Polo

This engaging sport draws significant crowds, featuring separate competitions for men and women, with two teams of seven players battling to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team’s goal.

Open Water Swimming

Held in outdoor bodies of water like oceans, lakes, and rivers, open water swimming includes specific competitions such as the 5 km, 10 km, and Mixed Relay events.

High Diving

A crowd favourite, high diving involves athletes plunging from elevated boards into the water below. Men compete from a height of 27m, while women compete from 20m.

Each discipline offers thrilling spectacles, showcasing the extraordinary talents and competitive spirit of athletes from around the globe.

World Aquatic Championships 2024 schedule

The World Aquatics Championships 2024 event will feature a variety of scheduled aquatic competitions on each day.

You can find the detailed schedule of all the events occurring from 2 February to 18 February 2024 from the official World Aquatics Championships website.

How to apply for World Aquatics Championships 2024 tickets?

You can now acquire tickets for the World Aquatics Championships 2024 from the World Aquatics Championships official website. The ticket sales period has already kicked off, starting 25 October 2023, and will continue until 18 February 2024. 

Please note that:

  • payments are exclusively accepted via credit cards displayed on the official ticketing portal.
  • tickets are allocated based on the purchased category.
  • seating positions within selected categories are assigned in no particular order for the reserved number of seats, following a first-come, first-served basis.
  • sessions available for viewing with a ticket are subject to change.
  • the event is paperless, and e-tickets are required for entry.


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