Sport Overview

Postponement has been decided for the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai.
The new dates are being arranged.
Please note that the followings are the information before the postponement was confirmed.

In swimming, competitors swim a certain distance using a prescribed style of swimming (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke), and the one with the best time wins. Other events include the individual medley, where competitors swim using each of the four styles, and the relay, where four competitors swim in sequence.

 Wednesday, 25th May - Sunday, 29th May 2022

 Kobe Port Island Sports Center <Kobe City, Hyogo>


(General Category)

IndividualFreestyle50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m
Backstroke50m, 100m, 200m
Breaststroke50m, 100m, 200m
Butterfly50m, 100m, 200m
Individual Medley200m

IndividualFreestyle50m, 100m, 200m, 400m
Backstroke50m, 100m, 200m
Breaststroke50m, 100m, 200m
Butterfly50m, 100m, 200m
Individual Medley150m(WPS rule), 200m
* Individual events (Freestyle, backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Individual Medley) include para-sport categories.
* The events in which physically-handicapped athletes, visually handicapped athletes and intellectually handicapped athletes among athletes with impairments can participate will be determined separately.


1. Swimmers who are healthy and training regularly and also agree to abide by the motto of Master's swimming. Swimmers who understand and agree with the contents of this document.

2. Japanese nationals with impairments who wish to participate must register with the Japanese Para Swimming Federation before applying for participation.

3. Overseas nationals with impairments who wish to participate must complete one of the following registrations before applying for participation, and attach a copy of PDF file of the relevant documents when applying for participation (only for the documents written in English) and bring original document on the day of competition.
 (1) Player registration for World Para Swimming
 (2) Persons with physical impairments must register with the National Federation of own country
 (3) Persons with intellectual impairments must register with INAS

Age Categories

The age as of 31st December 2022 shall apply.
(1) Individual events

(2) Relay events type (total age of the four swimmers)

Sport News

[16th July 2021] Updated “World Anti-Doping Code” and “the rules of the International Masters Games Association” of Sports Information Guide.
[5th April 2021] Updated “1 Organisers” of Sports Information Guide.
[1st March 2021] We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Swimming Swimming                        
Kobe Port Island Sports Center
Kobe Port Island Sports Center
Water Polo                            
Amagasaki Sports Forest
Artistic Swimming                              
Amagasaki Sports Forest
Open Water                                
Tarui Southern Beach

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Kobe Port Island Sports Center

Location 6-12-1, Minatojimanakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・7 minutes by Walking from Shimin Hiroba Sta.
・5 minutes by car from Hanshin Expressway Kobe Line “Kyobashi” Ramp
Official Homepage https://www.kobe-spokyo.jp/psc/

Sport Check-in

[Date and Time]
 Tuesday, 24th May - Sunday, 29th May 2022, 8:00-17:00

 To be determined

Nearest Village

Masters Village Hyogo (Duo Kobe “Duo Dome”)

Location 3-2-1 Aioicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Access From JR Kobe Station, exit out of Central Gate, go down to the basement floor using the escalator at the south exit. The square in front of the escalator is “Duo Dome”.
Official Homepage http://www.duokobe.com/




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