Host Cities

Here are all the host cities and year of the World Swimming Championships since the first in 1973. In 1998, FINA decided to move the Championships from a four cycle to a two year cycle.

Three cities have hosted the championships twice: Barcelona (2003 & 2013), Rome (1994 & 2009) and Perth (1991 & 1998).

The Mexican city of Guadalajara was originally awarded the 2017 World Swimming Championships, but they withdrew and the event was given to Budapest Hungary, who had earlier been awarded the 2021 event.

Number Year City Country
20 2023 Doha Qatar
19 2021 Fukuoka Japan
18 2019 Gwangju South Korea
17 2017 Budapest Hungary
16 2015 Kazan Russia
15 2013 Barcelona Spain
14 2011 Shanghai China
13 2009 Rome Italy
12 2007 Melbourne Australia
11 2005 Montreal Canada
10 2003 Barcelona Spain
9 2001 Fukuoka Japan
8 1998 Perth Australia
7 1994 Rome Italy
6 1991 Perth Australia
5 1986 Madrid Spain
4 1982 Guyaquil Ecuador
3 1978 Berlin West Germany
2 1975 Cali Colombia
1 1973 Belgrade Yugoslavia (now Serbia)

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