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February 19th, 2015, 11:50 PM
Guadalajara is out ...

According to several news reports coming out of Mexico, the Mexican Swimming Federation has pulled out (http://swimswam.com/mexico-pulls-out-of-hosting-2017-worlds/) of hosting the 2017 World Aquatic Championships in Guadalajara from July 15-30, 2017.

But hosting it in the US is apparently impossible ...

USA Swimming’s Executive Director, Chuck Wielgus, expressed (http://swimswam.com/usa-impossible-option-to-host-2017-worlds-after-mexico-withdraws/) ... "We would love to host a long course world championships in the United States, but the economic requirements make it impossible for us to seriously consider." ...
The estimated $80 million price tag ... is certainly the event's biggest detraction.Wow, $80 million?

With only a little over two years to go, it'll be interesting to see what happens. Will some oil-rich petroeconomy like Qatar pick up the tab? Or will FINA blink first, and cut back on the (apparently exceedingly lavish) requirements?

In any case, if you were thinking about going to Guadalajara ... nope. Hopefully it'll be moved to somewhere accessible (i.e. not Kazan again).

Allen Stark
February 20th, 2015, 12:35 AM
FINA may be our governing body, but they are not friends to swimming.

February 20th, 2015, 09:17 AM
regarding to a german swimnews page hamburg and berlin could make the cup..


Gary P
February 20th, 2015, 10:43 AM
Well, that's disappointing.

February 21st, 2015, 12:16 AM
Must cost a lot to wine and dine the FINA big wigs.

February 21st, 2015, 11:37 AM
In the beginning, it was obvious that tying the World Masters Championships to the regular World Championships was an attempt to sweeten the pot for the hosts. Imagine all those old people spending millions of dollars in your lovely city ...

In the here & now, it's obvious that wasn't enough for Mexico. (Also too, the USA.)

In the future, it looks like we'll be tied forever to whatever city is willing to put up the bucks to host the FINA officialdom in the manner to which they've become accustomed. Alas. Hopefully at least some of the venues will be reasonable. Hamberg or Berlin, mentioned upthread, would be grand.

February 24th, 2015, 03:29 AM
its all about money, right?


February 24th, 2015, 11:52 AM
it is one thing to host the elite fina world championships.
it is an entirely bigger kind of monster to host the usms world championships. the requirements just for pool space takes many great (single racing pool) sites out of the equation.

80 million??? !!! ok who doesnt get 1st class airfare and 5 star hotels with that kind of budget?

March 11th, 2015, 11:28 AM
its old europe :) ...budapest!

March 11th, 2015, 01:06 PM
its old europe :) ...budapest!

March 11th, 2015, 04:16 PM
That makes sense.

The Palace of Pools ... will consist of an indoor 50 meter competition pool, an indoor warm up pool, an outdoor 50 meter pool, leisure pools, an entertainment centre and the FINA Market Street.

March 12th, 2015, 03:27 PM
OK, is this in Buda or Pest? Cuz I ain't swimming in Pest. :banana:

Rob Copeland
March 12th, 2015, 04:02 PM
OK, is this in Buda or Pest? Cuz I ain't swimming in Pest. :banana:Why not? Isn’t that your normal state?:D

March 13th, 2015, 01:09 AM
Why not? Isn’t that your normal state?:D

Maybe it hits too close to home...

March 14th, 2015, 11:48 AM
Why not? Isn’t that your normal state?:D

:lmao: I was just talking with Bruce about the Forums, and he asked if you posted often. I replied that you don't post often; however, when you do post it always makes me laugh! Thanks for today's chuckle. :applaud:

November 11th, 2016, 11:38 AM
2017 FINA World Masters Championships

Monday, August 14 - Sunday, August 20, 2017

Main page:


Qualifying times:

November 15th, 2016, 02:25 PM
A german swim page posts today

The organisation team expect more than 15000 people will coming to budapest.
Maybe 20000.:eek:
I don't know, if this works

November 15th, 2016, 05:42 PM
The organisation team expect more than 15000 people will coming to budapest.
Maybe 20000.:eek:
I don't know, if this works

It sounds a little ambitious to me!

Water Rat
November 21st, 2016, 12:53 PM
The qualifying times are pretty generous. I'm not sure how they compare to the last time they were in Europe, but I know in Italy, the days were absurdly long and a large percentage of the swimmers didn't make the cutoff times. If memory serves me, there were around 9-10,000 swimmers in Italy. I'm planning on Budapest but I hope it's not a bust

Richard Garza
June 4th, 2017, 08:24 PM
Hey Everyone,

There is more information about World Champs in this thread
General > Nationals >
2017 World Masters Champs in Budapest, info for USMS (http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?27725-2017-World-Masters-Champs-in-Budapest-info-for-USMS)