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The long-course season runs from January 1 to December 31 each calendar year, most major international long-course competitions taking place from June to September.

The short-course season runs from August 1 of one year to July 31 the following year, most major international competitions taking place between August and December. FINA's World Cup is staged between August and November, while the FINA World Short-Course Championships take place every two years and have a permanent December slot on the calendar.