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Finswimming is an underwater swimming sport where athletes race against each other with the use of floating and breathing equipment like masks, fins, snorkels and scuba diving set.

Finswmming competitions are conducted on both swimming pool and open waters. Competitions in swimming pools future short distance races, while long distance races are conducted in open waters.

Four techniques are used for finswmming, and races are conducted separately for all techniques. The techniques are:

World Championship - held annually, World Cup - held annually, Continental Championships - held every two years, and the World Games are the most popular competitions where finswmming events are conducted.

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