Singapore to Host World Aquatics Championships in 2025

World Aquatics Championships

Singapore is set to host the 22nd edition of the World Aquatics Championships from July 11 to August 3, 2025. This prestigious event will be held in close cooperation with the Singapore Swimming Association and Sport Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth.

All you need to know about the 22nd World Aquatics Championships

The World Aquatics Championships is the premier international aquatics event that brings together the six aquatic sports of swimming, water polo, diving, artistic swimming, open water swimming, and high diving. Over 2,500 athletes are expected to participate, representing World Aquatics’ 209 national member federations.

The competition venues will include the Singapore Sports Hub, a world-class complex that includes the National Stadium, the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and the OCBC Aquatic Centre. The OCBC Aquatic Centre features two 50m pools and a diving facility. Swimming events will take place in the Singapore National Stadium with a capacity of 15,000, while open water swimming will be held in the Marina Bay Sands. Sentosa Island will host high diving, and water polo matches will also be played at the OCBC Aquatic Centre until the final at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, home to artistic swimming competitions.

Singapore has demonstrated its excellence in hosting top-level sports events, including holding World Cups in five of the six aquatics sports and the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships. The country has a proud tradition of aquatic sports, and the whole community is excited about the opportunities that will come from bringing the world’s best aquatics athletes to Singapore.

World Aquatics President Husain Al-Musallam expressed his delight at Singapore hosting the event, praising the country’s world-class facilities, proven experience of hosting events of the highest quality, and a comprehensive approach to aquatic sports that runs from the elite level to the community.

The World Aquatics Championships 2025 is an exciting boost for Singapore Aquatics. It will not only benefit sports in Singapore but also activate the athletes, fans, and the industry in Southeast Asia through engagement opportunities leading up to the event and the championships themselves.

This event marks a milestone for Singapore as it is the first Southeast Asian city to host the Championships. With this announcement and following up on two previous World Aquatics Championships in Asia – Fukuoka in 2023 and Doha in 2024 – the continent’s steadfast commitment and exceptional hosting abilities are on full display, ready to welcome the world’s finest aquatic athletes.

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