Hangzhou to Host 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships

December 2, 2014

Hangzhou in China has been named the host city for the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships and the FINA World Aquatics Convention.

It beat off competition from two other candidates, asthma Lima, (Peru) and UAE, for the 14th edition of these Championships.

“The city of Hangzhou will offer optimal conditions for the organisation of these Championships. There is a very strong commitment from the local authorities to have this event in this dynamic metropolis”, said FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione.

China is an important partner of FINA and we are always happy to return to this beautiful country.”

Acting as Ambassador for the successful bid, Chinese star Xuejuan Luo, a 2004 Olympic gold medallist in the 100m breaststroke, said: “This is a dream that come true. My hometown is Hangzhou and I always hoped that one day we could be able to organise a world championships in the most beautiful city in China. 

“The Mayor of Hangzhou was also here to support our bid, and we can assure that the best swimmers in the world will be able to complete in superb venues.”