World Aquatics Scholarship programme now open
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The biggest International Federation athlete scholarship programme opens today.
The biggest international federation athlete scholarship programme is now open. Selected athletes will be part of the one-year programme, starting in September 2023, placing them in an environment that will help them reach their full potential.

The World Aquatics Scholarship Programme is back, recruiting candidates for its 10th season.

The programme aims to increase the number of aquatics athletes around the globe,

Scholarship candidate profile

Targeting athletes who have shown potential and success in major competitions, like the World Aquatics Championships and the Olympic Games, the programme provides financial assistance and expert technical knowledge for up-and-coming athletes that lack sufficient conditions to train locally.

About the World Aquatics Scholarship programme

The World Aquatics Scholarship programme targets 100 swimmers, 20 open water swimmers, 20 divers and 10 artistic swimming duets.

World Aquatics takes into consideration continent quotas and gender equality for each annual class of scholarship recipients.

The main goal of the programme is to identify and create an optimal training environment for athletes aspiring to represent their countries at the next World Aquatics Championships and the Olympic Games. The programme aims to support athletes with greater needs and help them reach their full potential.

Successful candidates will be placed at one of the five World Aquatics training centres for one or two years. In exceptional cases, an athlete may be offered a World Aquatics scholarship with an individual training option.

These centres are located in Europe, Asia, Oceania and America. A new training centre will soon open in Africa as well.

The World Aquatics training centres are designed to welcome athletes from all around the world and provide high-level training conditions as well as full board accommodation, making them the perfect environment to develop and hone one’s aquatics skills.

How to apply?

Candidates in the following sports can apply by clicking on the respective links below:

Submit applications before 25 May 2023.


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