FINA officially created the Masters movement about 25 years ago, the first edition being held in 1986 in Tokyo, Japan, and would later confirm its inclusion at a Congress meeting in Madrid the same year. The second and third editions of the Championships included swimming events only. But since then (1990), it incorporates FINA’s five disciplines.
The FINA World Masters Championships is the Federation’s biggest competition in terms of participation, for the reason that it welcomes, every two years, adult athletes from all corners of the world. The vibrant Masters movement actively promotes fitness, friendship, understanding and competition through its five disciplines : swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming.
The 15th edition of the FINA World Masters Championships will take place in Montreal (CAN) in the summer of 2014.
Montreal 2014 includes many event organizers from our aquatic provincial federations as well as members of the city of Montreal and of diverse corporations.
The vast experience of the organizers allowed the realization of many aquatic events in Montreal.
International Events :
- World Trophy (synchro) – 2009
- Canada Cup (diving) – all years for the last 10 years
- Boys Invitational Italy/Croatia/Canada – 2007
- Four Nations Cup (women water polo) – 2007
- FINA 2005
National Events :
- Pan Pacific Trials – 2007/2010
- World Championships Trials – 2009
- Age Group Canadian Championships – 2007/2009
- Beijing Trials in 2008
- U16 Championships – 2008
- U18 Championships – 2009
- Eastern Canadian Championships – every two years
- Canadian Open Championships – 2009
- Senior and Junior Championships – 2007
The services provided to the different teams will include assistance for hospitality, tourism, transportation to the various sites as well as heath services. Also, Montreal will showcase its various talents via cultural activities such as the opening and closing ceremonies. The participants will then have the opportunity to appreciate the warmth and the diversity of Montrealers.