Over 2,500 athletes representing World Aquatics’ 210 national member federations are expected to compete at the World Aquatics Championships – Singapore 2025 across six sports: swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, open water swimming, and high diving.

Image Source: World Aquatics President Husain Al-Musallam addressing the crowd during the Handover Ceremony (World Aquatics)

World Aquatics President Husain Al Musallam expressed excitement about Singapore hosting the next edition of the World Aquatics Championships.

“We have made history here in Doha Qatar. Just as we will when Singapore hosts the next edition of the World Aquatics Championships in 2025, the first time the event will take place in Southeast Asia.

“Singapore has everything we hope to share with our athletes: world-class facilities, proven experience of hosting events of the highest quality and a passion for aquatic sports that runs from an elite to community level.”

The demonstrated excellence in Singapore hosting top-tier aquatics competitions includes 27 previous World Aquatics events, including World Cups in five of the six aquatics sports and the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships in 2015.

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Mark Chay, Co-Chair of the World Aquatics Championships - Singapore 2025 Organising Committee, noted the impact and importance the event will have in Southeast Asia.

“What an absolutely exhilarating two-and-a-half weeks it has been here in Qatar! These World Aquatics Championships have left us in awe as we witnessed spectacular displays of aquatics excellence.

“In just 18 months, the world's attention will turn to Southeast Asia as Singapore takes the stage to proudly host the 2025 edition of the World Aquatics Championships and the World Aquatics Masters Championships.  Singapore eagerly anticipates welcoming the world's most elite athletes and masters aquatics athletes.  Their performances are certain to ignite inspiration in future generations across Singapore, the region, and beyond.”

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Competition venues for the World Aquatics Championships – Singapore 2025 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.