Sunday, August 14, 2022

The AIDA 2021 Pool World Championships Have Been Canceled


Even with the rapid development of vaccines, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t releasing its grip on the world just yet.

AIDA International has announced that the Pool World Championships scheduled for this coming June have been canceled.

Dear AIDA national representatives,Following the feedback received from you and after careful consideration of the…

Posted by AIDA International on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

According to a post on the AIDA Facebook page co-authored by Uros Kojic, Sport Officer on behalf of the AIDA Board and Lyubomir Stefanov, President of the Organization Committee – IAPWC – Burgas:

“Following the feedback received from you and after careful consideration of the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Individual AIDA Pool World Championships (scheduled for 19-29 June 2021).

“Under the current circumstances (health and safety issues, delayed vaccination, closed pools for training, travel restrictions, etc.) we cannot organize a World Championship in 2021.”

The AIDA Assembly will decide the next steps, according to the post.

Last year’s Pool World Championship, scheduled for June 2020, was also canceled.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.