The Commonwealth Youth Games are a small-scale version of the Commonwealth Games, designed for the youth (13-18 years) of the 71 Commonwealth countries. A maximum number of 1000 competitors are invited to participate from every Commonwealth Games Association. 2011 will be the fourth Youth Commonwealth Games.
The Universiade (World University Games) is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name is a combination of the words "University" and "olympiad". Swimming has been one of the event's competed sports since the inaugural edition, after not being included in 1975.
The FINA World Championships are contested in a long course (50-meter) pool. The event was first held in 1973 and is now held every two years. From 1978-1998, the World Championships were held every four years, in the even years between Summer Olympic years. From 2001 on, the Championships have been held every two years, in the odd years.
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