LAUSANNE – World Aquatics has announced today that the World Aquatics Championships - Singapore 2025 will take place from 11 July to 3 August 2025, following a decision by the World Aquatics Bureau and the Singapore 2025 Organising Committee.

The World Aquatics Championships – the premier international aquatics event – celebrates 75 medal events across the six aquatic sports of swimming, water polo, diving, artistic swimming, open water swimming and high diving.

The 22nd edition of the event will be staged in close cooperation with Singapore Aquatics and Sport Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

Over 2,500 athletes are expected to participate at these World Aquatics Championships, representing World Aquatics’ 210 national member federations.

Image Source: Aerial view of the Singapore Sports Hub (Singapore Tourism Board)

Most of the 24 days of competition will be held in venues within the Singapore Sports Hub and Sentosa.

Singapore has held numerous top-level sporting events, including World Cups in five of the six aquatic sports and the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships in 2015. Singapore also held the inaugural edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010, during which swimming and diving competitions took place.

"Today marks a milestone for the highly anticipated World Aquatics Championships – Singapore 2025," said World Aquatics President Husain Al-Musallam. "We couldn't be more thrilled for Singapore to hold our premier event. Singapore's stellar track record in event organisation, along with its world-class facilities and unwavering dedication to aquatic sports at all levels, is sure to create an unparalleled experience for our athletes.

“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."

Image Source: 2: Chantal Liew Li-Shan of Singapore competes in the World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup (Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Mark Chay, President of the Singapore Aquatics, expressed his enthusiasm as he announced the competition dates for the upcoming World Aquatics Championships.

"With Singapore’s proud tradition in aquatic sports, our community is thrilled to host the world’s best athletes in July and early August 2025. Singapore offers world-class facilities, a proven track record of hosting high-quality events, and a passion for aquatic sports."

Image Source: National Stadium lit up in national colours for the Singapore 2025 announcement as World Aquatics Championships host (World Aquatics)

The competition schedule and dates for the World Aquatics Championships – Singapore 2025, as well as the World Aquatics Masters Championships – Singapore 2025, will be announced at a later date.