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Welcoming Address

  • Captain Husain Al Musallam

    President, World Aquatics

    It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the city of Doha, Qatar. I am proud to say that Doha is the first city in the Arab World to host the World Aquatics Masters Championships, our most prestigious event. On behalf of World Aquatics, I would like to express our gratitude to the host city for sharing our passion for aquatics sport and for their willingness and flexibility in hosting our biggest event. 

    Doha has a proven track record of hosting successful World Aquatics events, including the World Swimming Championships (25m) in 2014 and World Cup events in swimming, open water swimming, diving and artistic swimming. I am confident that Doha will deliver outstanding competitions for athletes and fans alike. The world-class Aspire Dome, Hamad Aquatic Centre, and the Old Doha Port are ready to welcome athletes from over 190 countries and provide them with the perfect conditions to compete.

     I would like to express my sincere thanks to our partners, staff, officials, and volunteers for all their hard work and dedication in making this event possible. I have no doubt that these World Aquatics Masters Championships will be a historic event that will be remembered for many years to come. I hope you will join me in cheering on the incredible athletic performances. I also hope you will take some time to experience the beautiful Qatari culture and warm hospitality during your stay. 

    To the athletes, please accept our best wishes for your competitions. We will be cheering you on from the stands, while working to

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  • He Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani

    President, Organizing Committee

    We are delighted to welcome you to Qatar and the city of Doha for this historic World Aquatics Masters Championships. Hosting the World Aquatics Masters Champion ships has been a long-term ambition for Qatar and we are thrilled that this ambition is now being realised. It makes us even more proud to know that we have been able to bring this prestigious event to our country and to our region for the very first time.

     We are committed to ensuring that the Championships leave a lasting legacy for the hundreds of millions of young people in Doha and throughout the region, and inspire them to participate, compete and benefit from aquatics sports. During your stay here in Doha, we will ensure that you and your athletes have an unforgettable experience and are provided with everything you need to perform at your very best. 

    As a leading international sports destination, Doha has developed significant experience and expertise in hosting major events and making sure that the athletes are the central focus. Athletes will have access to the best facilities, giving them the perfect conditions to showcase their talents to a global audience. We have no doubt that these Championships will be an exhilarating celebration of aquatics excellence like no other, showcasing the world’s very best aquatics athletes. 

    Away from the elite training facilities and world-class accommodation, you the participants and all visitors can expect an inclusive

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  • Mr. Jassim bin Rashid Albuainain

    Vice President, Organizing Committee

    Welcome to Doha for the World Aquatics Masters Championships - Doha 2024.

     It does not feel like it was a months ago that I accepted the World Aquatics flag from our friends and colleagues in Fukuoka at the conclusion of the excellent World Aquatics Masters Championships - Kyushu 2023. 

    But here we are; ready to accept this momentous responsibility of hosting the world’s best athletes for a thrilling celebration of aquatics sports. It is a responsibility we do not take for granted and we have worked hard to draw from Qatar’s unparalleled experience in hosting major international sports events to ensure we meet and exceed the expectations of the World Aquaticsfamily.

     Everything is in place in Doha to give athletes the optimum conditions for elite competition. Our state-of-theart infrastructure from our venues and training facilities, through to our modern and efficient transport network and world-class accommodation will ensure athletes and all stakeholders have a fantastic experience. All venues and facilities are located within a compact footprint meaning athletes can focus on competition, and visitors and fans have unprecedented access to all Five aquatic sports allowing them to enjoy more action than ever before. 

    With all of this world-class infrastructure already in place, we have been able to focus on delivering a sustainable event which

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  • General Director Khaleel Aljaber

    Director General, Organizing Committee President, Qatar Swimming Association

    Dear friends and colleagues, it is my honour to welcome you to Qatar for the World Aquatics Masters Championships. As a proud Qatari and passionate member of the World Aquatics family, this is a very special moment for me, as well as my country. Qatar has had the privilege of hosting a number of World Aquatics events in the past. Many of you will remember the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) we hosted here in 2014.

     We have also hosted nine editions of the FINA Swimming World Cup, four FINA Marathon Swim World Series events and a FINA Diving World Series event in 2009. As well as numerous aquatic sport competitions in multi-sport events such as the Asian Games and ANOC World Beach Games. 

    We are grateful for the trust you have shown in awarding us the right to host these prestigious Championships. And we can assure you we will honour that trust with an exceptional event. Doha 2024 has embraced innovation and creativity as we look to set new standards and stage the best ever World Championships.

     We are so excited to join you in cheering on these incredible athletes and celebrating this event.

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