Monday, 9 July 2012

Swimming World Championships

The Swimming World Championships are held once annually. However, the pool sizes alternate each year.

Every even year that is not a Summer Olympic Year (2002, 2006, etc) the World Championships are held in a Short Course Meter pool. This competition, however, is less popular than the odd number years.

Every odd year (2007, 2009, etc) the World Championships are held in a Long Course Meter pool. This competition is the most popular of the two, as Long Course Meter (50m) pools are the standard pool used for International Competitions.

Every Summer Olympic Year, which occurs every fourth year, (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, etc) the Swimming World Championships are cancelled, due to the fact that having two World Class competitions in one year is unnecessary. This only cancels the Short Course Meter championships, however.

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