The international swimming federation (FINA) unveiled the 2022 calendar for its artistic swimming events on Thursday. It detailed the Artistic Swimming World Series (ASWS), and confirmed dates and locations for the World Junior and World Youth Championships.
The 2022 ASWS circuit will feature five meets, with four regular legs and the Super Final. As the vast majority of countries around the world are still heavily dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, FINA has again opted to hold virtual events.
The first leg will be virtual and co-hosted by the American and Canadian federations on March 19-20.
The next two will be in-person in Paris and Kazan during the first two weekends of April. Of note, Kazan will host the ASWS together with a leg of the FINA Diving World Series.
Finally, the last leg will be virtual, and hosted by Australia for the first time. That event is scheduled for May 7-8, shortly before the 2022 FINA World Championships scheduled for May 13-29.
FINA did not announce any date nor location for the Super Final.
FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2022 calendar:
- March 19-20: #1 Virtual Event, Canada & U.S.A
- April 1 – 3: #2 French Open in Paris, France
- April 8 – 10: #3 in Kazan, Russia
- May 7 – 8: #4 Virtual Event, Australia
- TBD: Super Final, TBD
During the 2021 season, three ASWS legs were ultimately cancelled. Thankfully, nations could ultimately compete in two virtual and three in-person events.
Finally, FINA also revealed the dates for several age group events. Quebec City, Canada, will organize the 2022 World Junior Championships from August 23-27. The 2020 edition of this competition was cancelled.
The World Youth Championships, postponed from 2021, are scheduled for August 9-13 in Charlotte, N.C., U.S.A. It will be in the same week as the European Championships in Rome (August 11-15).
ARTICLE BY CHRISTINA MARMET
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