Featuring the best swimmers, divers and water polo players from around the world, the 2011 FINA World Championships kicked off on July 16th and runs through July 31st.
The headliner this year is Michael Phelps who is looking to compete in seven events at this year's world championships.
Phelps is looking to break a world record at this year's event, something that has not happened in 18 months. FINA put a ban on rubberized suits at the beginning of 2010 and nobody has come close to breaking a world record since then.
The change was put in place following the 2009 World Championships in Rome when 43 world records were broken.
Diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming will also be on the docket for this year's world championships.