FINA President Husain Al-Musallam announced today that the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) would be hosted in Abu Dhabi from December 16 to 21, 2021, with a prize pool of approximately US$2.8 million.
Individual event prize money has been boosted by 50%, with a US$50,000 bonus for each new World Record achieved in individual swimming events. This year’s prize pool of US$2.8 million is the highest ever in a FINA Swimming event.
FINA President Al-Musallam said: “Exactly two months ago, when I took office, I promised the Aquatics family that I would prioritise athletes, increase prize money and ensure there is no discrimination in our sport. Today’s announcement honours this commitment.”
“Athletes are the heartbeat of Aquatics. They all deserve the very best competitions and prize money that reflects their standing as the world’s greatest athletes.”
The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) is set to be one of the most exciting sports events on the 2021 global sports calendar welcoming the world’s best short course swimmers to the iconic Etihad Arena, which is situated on Yas Island in the stunning waterfront at Yas Bay. The action will not be limited to the swimming pool as fans and spectators can enjoy a host of family-friendly entertainment throughout the event schedule, including the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.