The two-week long aquatic championships will take place at the Stanford University Avery Aquatic Center and include competition in swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. The open water competition will be held at Robert Crown Beach on the San Francisco Bay.
"Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center is a tremendous venue for this event," says Michael Moore, chair of the local organizing committee. "For the first time in the history of the World Championships, the venue set-up will allow participants from each sport to see, cheer, and support athletes from the other disciplines. We are delighted FINA approved our suggested calendar." Moore also noted that Northern California is a great destination for aquatic competitors from all over the word. "We expect at least 8000 competitors to come and enjoy the competition, the weather and the extraordinary venues."