Organised in even years, the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) gather the world's fastest swimmers for a five-day, top-level showdown in 25-metre pool.
The Commonwealth Games is a unique, friendly, world class, multi-sports Games, which is held once every four years. A total of 6,081 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies are to compete in 21 sports and 272 events, making it the largest Commonwealth Games to date. It is also the largest international multi-sport event to be staged in Delhi and India, eclipsing the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982.
The Junior Pan Pacific Championships comprises full strength teams from the Pacific Rim including USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships is a long course swimming event first held in 1985. The meet is considered to be one of the toughest international swimming competitions outside of the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships, due in part to the presence of swimming power-house nationals like Australia and the United States
The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics were the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics, a major sports and cultural festival celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games. A total of 3,531 athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will compete in 201 events in 26 sports at the Games. The YOG aims to spread the Olympic spirit and encourage sport participation.
The Oceania Swimming Championships are currently held every 2 years, in even years. They are organized by the Oceania Swimming Association, and feature teams representing countries and islands from that region. The championships include open water, pool and synchronised swimming. Samoa are hosts for the 2010 Oceania Championships.