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Finswimming is an underwater swimming sport where athletes race against each other with the use of floating and breathing equipment like masks, fins, snorkels and a scuba diving set.

Finswimming competitions are conducted in both swimming pools and open waters. Competitions in swimming pools feature short-distance races, while long-distance races are conducted in open waters.

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Four techniques are used for finswimming, and races are conducted separately for all techniques. The techniques are:

World Championship - held annually, World Cup - held annually, Continental Championships - held every two years, and the World Games are the most popular competitions where finswimming events are conducted.

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