FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) is an all swimming event competed in by the top swimmers from around the world. The event is also commonly referred to as the Short Course Worlds, given that the swimming pool length used is a great deal shorter than Olympic size. The event also consists specifically only of official swimming events, as apposed to the FINA World Aquatics Championships, which includes all sports based events, including water polo and other such sports.

The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) is not held annually, and tends to occur only when the FINA World Aquatics Championships do not occur. This has meant that the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) have been held only every second year, although this is not taken as the official schedule. Regardless, the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) is a prestigious event that sees many of the greatest swimmers from around the world competing fiercely. The event also tends to be a favourite for bet makers, given that the races are generally shorter and more exciting than those that occur in official Olympic size swimming pools.

Swimming Events Held

The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) does not have a reliably determined set of races that will be held. Although the events are always strictly swimming, as to which heats of each swimming style will be held is not known until officially announced. It is a given that freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and the other main swimming styles will be seen, but as to whether all the lengths of each race will be held is not certain. It is best to wait for the official announcements to be given in order to know which racing events will be occurring.

The freestyle relays and medley relays are generally consider to be the most entertaining and exciting events at the  FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Given that each race consists of four lengths of the swimming pool, with a new swimmer taking each of the lengths, the event can be highly unpredictable and exciting. Many bet makers prefer to bet on these events, given that the winner of the events can be unexpected, hence meaning big payouts.

Betting Options

Many online betting NZ bookmakers provide betting options for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). It is most common to simply place a bet on which swimmer is predicted to be the winner of an event. Fixed odds will be given by the bookmakers, meaning that the payout amount will be a guaranteed amount. Note that the favourite swimmer to win in each event will have the lowest odds, and hence give lowest payout amount.

It is always best to try and place a bet on a favourite underdog swimmer, as the payout amounts will always be much higher. Before a bet maker places a bet, it is highly recommended that he or she do a bit of research on the swimmers. Many online forums and discussion websites speculate on who the best underdog is to bet on in each race.