Finswimming




History of Finswimming

Underwater has one discipline offered in The World Games: Finswimming. This event is a sport involving swimming with the use of fins (either monofins or bi-fins) on the water’s surface using a snorkel, or underwater with a monofin by holding one’s breath. There are 3 categories of Finswimming in The World Games: Apnoea, Surface and Bi-fins.

Apnoea

Apnoea swimming is underwater swimming using a mask, a monofin and by holding one’s breath. Races are held for the distance of 50 meters. A swimmer’s face must be immersed for the duration of the race or they risk disqualification.

Surface

Surface swimming is swimming on the surface of the water using a mask, snorkel and monofins. Races are held for distances of 100, 200, 400, and 4 × 100 relay (meters). Swimmers must remain on the surface of the water at all times for the duration of the race, except when starting or making turns at the end the swimming pool (where an immersion over a distance of 15 meters is permitted).

Bi-fins

Bi-fins swimming is an event where athletes swim on the surface of the water with a mask, snorkel and a pair of fins using a crawling style. Races are held for distances of 50 and 100 meters. Swimmers must remain on the surface of the water at all times for the duration of the race, except when starting or making turns at the end of the swimming pool (where an immersion of a distance of 15 meters is permitted).

Country of Origin

  • Europe

Popular Countries

  • European Countries

2017 World Games Champion (country)

  • Apnoea/50m – Russia (men), Korea (women)
  • Bi-Fins/50m – Russia (men), Hungary (women)
  • Bi-Fins/100m – Belarus (men), Hungary (women)
  • Surface/100m – Russia (men & women)
  • Surface/200m – Russia (men & women)
  • Surface /400m – Hungary (men), China (women)
  • Surface Relay/4x100m – Russia (men & women)

Years Participated in The World Games

  • 10

Finswimming Schedule

The schedule will be posted in 2019.


Finswimming Results

The results will be posted in 2021.


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