Swimming(Artistic Swimming)

Swimming(Artistic Swimming)

Sport Overview

Artistic swimming involves performing various movements to music in a pool.
Performances are judged based on execution, synchronicity, composition, artistic quality and expression.
Players are given points and ranked according to synchronicity, level of difficulty, technique and performance composition, among other aspects.


(1) Event, Gender, Age Categories
(General Category)
EventGenderAge Categories
Free RoutineSoloMen25+,30+,40+,50+,60+,70+,80+

(Category of Athletes with Impairments)
EventGenderAge Categories
Free RoutineSolo
13 categories in the following (2) Impairments CategoryMen25+,30+,40+,50+,60+,70+,80+
* The age category entered in Solo must be either the actual age category or an older age category.
* The average age of the swimmers who will actually perform in the Duet event and Team event shall apply to the age category (as of 31 December 2022. The decimal point in the calculation results is rounded down).

(2)Impairments category * Only applicable to Solo (paralyzed)
Impairments categoryCategory number
Physical impairmentsUpper limb impairments (separation, amputation, impairment beyond the shoulder joint)1
Lower limb impairments (separation, amputation, impairment beyond the hip joint)2
Upper and lower limb impairments (impairments in 3 or more limbs or one upper limb or one lower limb)3
Trunk impairment (such as tortoise shell caused by caries)4
Use of wheelchairs other than cerebral palsy (lower limb impairment)5
Use of wheelchairs other than cerebral palsy (both upper and lower limb other than cerebral palsy)6
Physical impairments due to cerebral palsy (walkable)7
Physical impairments due to cerebral palsy (use of a wheelchair)8
Vision Impairment9
Hearing and speech impairment10
Intellectual Impairment11
Internal impairment12
* Note
1.Trunk impairment refers to spinal disorders other than cerebral palsy. (Such as scoliosis)
2.Cerebral palsy is an impairment of the brain, such as cerebral palsy, cerebrovascular disorder, brain trauma or others.
3.Hearing and speech impairment includes hearing and equilibrium impairment, vocal and speech impairment, and masticatory impairment.


1.Limited to persons with experience.
2.For safety reasons, swimmers with impairments are recommended to participate in the event of the corresponding category. And, swimmers without impairments are not allowed to participate in the category of swimmers with impairments.
3.Participants from Japan with impairments who wish to participate in the competition should register with the Japan Para Artistic Swimming Association before making an application.
4.Overseas participants with impairments who wish to participate in the competition may have to submit a PDF file of one of the following documents (1) to (3) when applying for participation as needed.
 (1)Certificate issued by a public institution
 (2)Doctor's medical certificate
 (3)Participation certificate issued by the organization the overseas athlete belongs to
5.Athletes with impairments can participate only in the general category, they need to contact event organisers to declare their impairments.
6.In the case that athletes with impairments have a helper, they need to inform that at registration. Furthermore, helpers of athletes with impairment need to wear bib distributed by the organiser on competition days.

Age Requirement

Minimum age is 25 (as at 31 December 2022) (born on or before 31 December 1997)

Sport News

[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 Diving                            
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.


Amagasaki Sports Forest

Location 43 Ogimachi, Amagasaki city, Hyogo 660-0096
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・9minutes by Walking from Suehirocho to Venue
・3 minutes by car from the Hanshin Expressway Wangan Line “Amagasaki-Suehiro” Interchange
・10 minutes by car from the Hanshin Expressway Kobe Line “Amagasaki-Nishi” Interchange
Official Homepage

Sport Check-in

[Date and Time]
 Friday, 27 May 2022, 9:00 - 17:00

 Amagasaki Sports Forest (43 Ogimachi, Amagasaki-city, Hyogo 660-0096)

Nearest Village

Masters Village Hyogo

Location 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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