"I am super happy that Kazan has such a wonderful site for staging international multidisciplinary aquatics competitions. Kazan can and should provide the athletes from Russia with an opportunity to realise their full potential.
To me, as an athlete, it has always been vital to feel the sense of unity through sport, it is an essential feature whose absence makes it impossible to achieve sporting heights.
So, upcoming “Solidarity Games” will undoubtedly become a wonderful festival of sport, unity, and new emotions."
Russian artistic swimmer. Seven-time Olympic champion, 21-time world champion, 13-time European champion.
Aquatics Palace stop: buses No 62, 74, 75
Training pool (50х25м)
Diving pool (33х25m)
Main pool (52х25m)
How to get
70 Sibgata Khakima St., Kazan
Derevnya Universiady bus stop located at Prospekt Pobedy St.: buses No 4, 5, 22, 33, 34, 37, 45, 47, 55, 74, 77, 103, 118, 188, 197, 509, 559; trolleybus No 8; tramway No 5, 5a, 7
How to get
33 Universiade Village St., Kazan
BUREVESTNIK INDOOR SWIMMING POOL
Swimming pool (52x25m)
Experienced artistic swimmers can hold their breath for 4 minutes and longer but the maximum allowed time according to the manual is 45 seconds. It is prohibited to exceed this time – referees observe this rule.
Aquatic movement synchronized to the beat of music was first introduced at the championships in France in 1952.
In 2017, FINA officially renamed the sport from ‘synchronised swimming’ to ‘artistic swimming’.