All fees paid are not refundable. You may change events within a discipline (prior to the registration deadline) but you will not be able to get a refund.
Fees are divided into two categories:
- Registration Fee which is a fixed amount
- Entry Fee which is paid for each registration by event
The detailed information on fees can be found in the Entry Booklet.
Anyone registered through the FINA GMS has to pay the fees.
Yes, you can represent the Club you want as long as you are a member of this Club and this Club is affiliated to the National Federation.
No, only people registered with clubs affiliated to the National Federation of the country can participate. You have to provide your Master affiliation card to complete the registration.
For Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water Swimming you must be at least 25 years old. You must consider the age at 31th December, 2017. Hence, everybody born in the year of 1992 or less can participate in these sports.
For Water Polo, minimum age is 30 years old (born in 1987 or less).
Anyone complying with the minimal age and affiliated to a club can participate.
Only coaches and/or captain are able to register a team. For this, you have to be registered as a coach or as an athlete with additional function of coach/captain.
This will give you the ability to see a specific team entry tab where you will be able to see the people of your club and create a team.
The photo is necessary to create your profile and will be used for your accreditation.
Yes, if you want your children to receive an accreditation, they must be registered.
The online registration must be done through the FINA GMS.
The system allows you to come back to your profile anytime you want. You just have to login with your email and password to access your account. Then you will be able to make the additional registrations or change the information you want.
The events are free for everybody, but spectators (accompanying persons) can register and pay the fee to receive an accreditation valid for all the Championships and have the advantages provided with the accreditation.
- A valid e-mail to create your account
- An electronic passport photo fulfilling the FINA photo requirements
- Your valid passport copy
- A copy of your Master affiliation card or Master licence (proof of your affiliation to a Masters Club)
- A credit card (Visa or MasterCard) to pay your Registration and Entry Fees
There are 4 main steps:
1. Create an account
2. Complete your profile information
3. Register yourself for the championships and pay your Registration Fee
4. Make your Sport Entries and pay the Sport Entries Fee
Registration is mandatory for:
The following people can also register through the system to receive an accreditation:
- Support staff
- Family and accompanying persons
You can start the registration process when the system opens. The registration remains open until the end of June 2017 and you will be allowed to modify your profile any time until it is not submitted. So you will be able to make the necessary changes.
To get the accreditation for accompanying persons, it is necessary to pass online registration through the FINA GMS and make an online payment for the accompanying individual. Accredited accompanying persons receive accreditation badges at the same Accreditation Centre as the athletes.
All participants (athletes, coaches, managers, team representatives and other accompanying persons) should visit the Accreditation Centre upon arrival to go through the accreditation procedure and receive accreditation badges.
Personal identification document indicated in the registration form should be presented when receiving an accreditation badge.
All the age categories can be found in the Entry Booklet.
The system allows you to come back to your profile anytime you want. You do not have to make all your entries at a time. You can come back and add, delete or change the events until the deadline, however, no changes or additions will be accepted after the deadline.
No, there are no qualification standards for these disciplines.
You can use conversion tables that you will find on the web. They will convert your times from yards to meters or from 25m to 50m (LCM).
You need to put your best time in 50m pool – LCM – ideally swum within the last year.
Yes, for Swimming Individual Events, there are qualification times. You will see the entry time for each event by age category when registering. You will not be allowed to enter a time slower than qualification times.
Yes, it is mandatory. You will not be able to register without an entry time compliant with the qualification standard.
Each discipline has its own rules and limitations in the number of events you can enter. You can find all the information in the Entry Booklet.
104 - Ambulance;
105 - Fire brigade/rescue services;
107 - Police;
112 – General emergency number, where you can reach all emergency services.
The international country code for Hungary is 36. The Budapest city code is 1.
Winter: GMT+1 (GMT plus one)
Summer: GMT+2 (GMT plus two)
Hungary is a member state of the Schengen Area, so visas and residence permits issued by one of the Schengen Member States are valid also for Hungary. When travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another, travellers are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Citizens of all the EU and many other countries may travel to Hungary without visa (see Visa Information section).
A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required for citizens of some countries. However, citizens of many countries may travel to Hungary without visa (see Visa Information section).
Visitors are not entitled to take any gainful employment.
The EU ensures free movement of goods between EU member states. which means that the import of goods purchased for non-commercial purposes (for personal use or as gifts) while travelling is not restricted, however, the transport of certain goods (such as: pets, hunting weapons, alcohol and tobacco products, medicines containing drugs, etc.) within the European Union is restricted or subject to special permissions.
The official currency of Hungary is the Hungarian FORINT (HUF). Coins are in circulation with a value of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200, whereas banknotes have the following official versions 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000 and 20.000. Since joining the European Union in 2004 the Euro is widely excepted at several restaurants/stores, but expect to receive forints back. It might be a better deal to first change your Euros to Forints and then use the Hungarian currency while shopping. Of course major credit cards are accepted in many places.
For your information, 1 Euro is around 310 Forints, while the American Dollar is around 275 Forints, but it is recommended to have a look at the current exchange rates at: (http://www.mnb.hu/arfolyamok).
Don’t use street money changers, always change at the authorised ones.
Hungary has a continental climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. July and August are the hottest month of the year, while the longer days mean that you can take the opportunity to do much more sightseeing. The average daily temperature can be over 30°C in August, Hungarian summers can be very hot, with temperatures reaching 40°C.
Rain, mostly showers or thunderstorms tend to fall across 12 days these months, with an average precipitation of around 40mm. The probability that rainfall occurs increases in the course of the afternoon.
The official language of Hungary is Hungarian.
Although it is always nice to learn some words or expressions, English is becoming more and more widespread in Hungary. However, some people who belong to the elderly older generation, especially outside of the big cities, may only speak Hungarian and some German.
Well-known weekly and monthly international newspapers, such as the International Herald Tribune, the Guardian International, the Financial Times and the European version of the Wall Street Journal etc. are common at news kiosks. Major hotels all have cable TV with many British and Amwrican channels.
Hungary publishes the monthly Budapest Panorama and the weekly Budapest Times which will keep a person up to date on what’s happening in and around the city.
In Hungary, electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. Hungary uses two-pin plugs with a current of 220 volts. An appropriate adaptor is required for electric shavers, toothbrushes, and other small appliances.The power sockets that are used are of type F.
Yes, it is. The quality in Hungary is very fine practically everywhere in the country.
Yes, you do. You should carry your passport or ID card at all times and be able to show some form of ID to the law enforcement authorities, if requested. A photocopy is not acceptable.
The quality of medical care in Hungary is up to the standards of most Western countries. Medical services are free of charge for locals. Also citizens from the EU and EEA are able to use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in Hungary and have access to free of charge services. However, the card does not give cardholders access to medical treatment for pre-existing conditions. For everybody but EU/EEA citizens a private health insurance may be needed to avoid payment in case of medical treatments.
Hungarian laws on the possession and use of drugs are strict.
Budapest is a great place to visit - as safe as most places in Europe. However, a safety common sense is always welcome and as everywhere, it is wise to keep your valuables secure. Take sensible precautions against petty crime. Bag snatching and pick-pocketing are not common, but, as everywhere, it may also happen in Budapest.
There are so many options, that is truly hard to give a single suggestion. But anyway: Gulyás (goulash soup) is one of the most famous dishes from the Hungarian culinary repertoire, while fisherman’s soup (Halászlé) may hold the second place among soups.
Pörkölt (stew) and paprikás (a stew with a lot of paprika and sour cream) are among the most typical Hungarian main dishes.
As is Töltött káposzta, a cooked cabbage, filled with pork mince, mixed rice and flavored with red pepper (paprika) and sour cream.
Túrós csusza means pasta with cottage cheese, which is a traditional Hungarian dish made from the special pasta (the csusza), with special Hungarian cottage, crispy bacon, topped with sour cream.
To satisfy your sweet tooth try Somlói galuska, a delicious dessert made from sponge cake, layered with chocolate cream, walnut kernel, rum and whipped cream on the top, or an equally good choice is the Dobos torte, a sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel.
If you want to eat on the street, Lángos, a -fried flat bread is a popular street food that nearly all Hungarians like.
Budapest has many fine restaurants, the Hungarian food is famous, tasty and generally sizeable. The Hungarian capital has a great nightlife, and nearly all pubs and clubs are in one district. The vast majority of clubs and restaurants in Budapest are legitimate businesses that offer good value and service. However, there are a limited number of clubs and restaurants about which some embassies received complaints from their citizens. A limited number of tourists’ venues might charge very high prices or add a surcharge per drink to the final bill. Make sure the prices are always shown in the menu, and do not forget to check them before ordering.
Walking might be a good way to get acquainted with the major monuments and historical sites of the city. However, the public transportation system in Budapest is very well organised with an extended system of trams, bused and trolley buses. The four lines of the subway system The Metro) are clean, fast, and efficient ways for reaching farther destinations. A system of suburban railway (HÉV) serves the outer suburbs.
Avoid fines when using the public transportation system. Follow the passenger information notices, which are usually printed in English. Validate your ticket before starting your journey (before you get to the platform if travelling by Metro; and immediately after boarding buses, trams or trolley buses. Keep your ticket until the end of your journey and show it to inspectors on request. You have to validate another ticket every time you change lines. Special or extra tickets may be required for use on the night service network.
There are 23 districts in Budapest: districts 5, 6 and 7 are usually referred to as city centre districts. On maps you will see District V, District VI, District VII, respectively.
Technical routines need to be performed in black swimmsuit and white swimming cap, general rules of the FINA are valid for performance of free routines and free combination.
SOLO: 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over
DUET: 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over with age group determined by the average age of the competitors.
MIXED DUET: 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over with age group determined by the average age of the competitors.
TEAM: 25-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65 and over with age group determined
by the average age of the competitors.
FREE COMBINATION: 25-39, 40-64, 65 and over with age group determined by the average age of the competitors.
The average age of the competitors in a routine shall be determined by adding the ages of the actual swimmers, dividing by the number of swimmers (not including the reserves) and dropping any resulting fraction or decimal. (For example, if the average age of a Team is 49.833, they would swim in the 35-49 age group).
Technical Routines: Solo – 1 minute 30 seconds
Free Routines Solo – 2 minutes 30 seconds
Technical Routines: Duet - 1 minute 40 seconds
Free Routines: Duet - 3 minutes
Technical Routines: Teams - 1 minute 50 seconds
Free Routines: Teams - 4 minutes
Free Combinations – 4 minutes 30 seconds
Time limits for Technical Routines and Free Routines including ten (10) seconds for the deck
There is no minimum time limit
Maximum Time Limits: There is an allowance of fifteen (15) seconds plus the allotted time for Technical
Routines, Free Routines and Combination.
There will be two temporary pools instead of ice on the track in Városliget, one 50-metre-long, 3-metre-deep pool for warm up and one 30-metre-long, 3-metre-deep competition pool.
On training days (30th and 31th of July) the warm-up pool (50m pool) and competition pool (30m pool) are available for practice. In the competition pool everybody has time for practice with music if the club have booked a date.
After closing the registration all competitors will get an e-mail, and with an answer for that, everyone can indicate the arrival date, and the day for training with music.