(WINDSOR, ON) – Ontario is providing $2.5 million over two years to help the City of Windsor host the 2016 Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Swimming Championships (25m). This will be the first time Canada has hosted the championship and the first time it has been held in North America since 2004.
This international swimming event is expected to draw more than 1,600 visitors to Windsor, plus 900 swimmers from 175 countries.
“This high performance event will leave a lasting legacy to the community,” said Ahmed El-Awadi, the CEO of Swimming Canada. “With every facility and major event comes a message of healthy living and choosing sport as part of a healthy active lifestyle for the whole community.”
From December 6 to 11, 2016, the Windsor 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) will gather swimmers for a six-day showdown in a short-course (25 metre) pool. This international swimming championship will feature 46 events (34 individual and 12 relays), for a total of 138 medals.
International sporting events such as the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) create a legacy of sports for local communities.