Montreal, Canada will stage the 15th FINA World Masters Championships, the last stand-alone edition of the event. The picturesque city, which already hosted the championships exactly 20 years ago, will welcome a total 7’794 participants, representing 101 nations, for the 12-day colourful bash.
The Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex on St. Helene island, regarded as the fastest pool in Canada, will be the main venue of the competition. This is where the 1976 Summer Olympics were held and quite likely, this year’s championships may include medallists from those Games.
Aquatics aficionados, aged 25 to more than 100 years old, will make the trip to Montreal – whether it is for fun, meet friends from other corners of the world or keep in shape – to compete in one of the five FINA disciplines on the programme: swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming and open water swimming.