Between 7th and 20th of August the FINA Masters World Championships will be the main event in Hungary.
Now that the official dates of the 17th FINA Masters World Championship are approved by the FINA the official website is on and more and more news come out about the biggest FINA occasion by the number of the participants. The organisers are awaiting more than 25-30 thousand of people for the happening after the “elite” world championship, not to mention the 2700 volunteers who applied especially for the Masters’ programmes.
With that huge mass, the biggest challenge is always the enough accommodation. The participants of the Masters WC will be able to choose from many different prices and quality. In Budapest and in its agglomeration, there is enough space for approximately 5000 people in 5,4 and 3 stars’ hotels. Furthermore, athletes and their families can also find a “place to stay” in 2 stars’ hotels and pensions. Based on the statistics, it means extra 25-30 thousand bookable accommodation. The assigned colleagues of the Bp2017 Nonprofit Kft. also contacted student hostels, where another 8000 people can spend a night or nights.
As it is planned, the organizers would also like to invite former winners of Olympic Games and World Championships, to be the “ambassadors” of the Masters World Championship or to compete. This means, the biggest stars from another era in swimming, water polo, diving, synchronised swimming and open water swimming . If dreams come true, the tribunes can be crowded again because the venues will be the same like in the 17th FINA World Championship.