By discipline, Swimming will distribute US$2.5 million, Open Water will provide US$ 420,000, Diving will give US$ 780,000, High Diving will share US$ 125,000, Synchronised Swimming will handle US$ 900,000 and Water Polo will reward up to US$ 720,000. Moreover, for the Swimming competition, a new World Record will now be worth US$ 30,000.
“FINA’s strategy of re-investing in the Sport has dictated this improvement. Our World Championships generate great performances and we must award our Stars for their contribution to the enhancement of the Aquatics’ image worldwide. Going from US$ 3.1 million in 2013 to US$ 5.5 million in 2015 is also a proof that the value of our World Championships is steadily growing, being presently one of the most popular sport events in the planet”, considered the FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione.