Finswimming 08.08.2016

Between 4 to 11 July the city of Annemasse has hosted some 350 athletes and their coaches.


This championship mobilised all the municipal services of the agglomeration of Annemasse as well as some 100 volunteers from the Rhone Alps Auvergne region.

The opening ceremony began with a parade through the town by all the athletes which culminated by the arrival of the Mascot

Sports results

12 world records were broken. The Russian, Greek, Korean and Turkish teams shared a large number of medals.


World firsts for fin swimming

Streaming (live broadcast of the completion via Dailymotion)

  • Equipment

    5 cameras including 2 underwater and 1 mobile
    For the open-water competition live drone filming with edited broadcast on : https://www.facebook.com/wcfj2016/videos/1072466829512656/
    The live broadcast included electronic timing as in the Olympic Games
    A special filming area was used for post-final interviews

  • Statistics

    1,258 simultaneous live connections
    12,525 connections in total
    more than 6000 live Facebook views of the Opening Ceremony
  • Each event resulted in some 300 to 400 photographs being published on social networks within the following hour

    over 35,000 people viewed these images
    316,677 interactions with the images (likes, comments, shares, etc…..


Grand entrance for the finalists (spotlights, smoke, music).



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