DOHA, Qatar – Virginia swimmers Claire Curzan, Kate Douglass and Jack Aikins will be competing at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships Feb. 11-18 in Doha, Qatar.

Preliminaries will begin at 1:30 a.m. E.T. each day, with the final sessions starting at 11 a.m.

Curzan is expected to compete in the 50 & 100 fly, 50, 100 & 200 back and the 50 free.

Douglass is expected to compete in the 200 IM, 100 & 200 breast, 50 & 100 free and 50 fly.

Aikins is expected to compete in the 100 & 200 back.

The championships are World Aquatics’ largest and main event, traditionally held biennially every odd year, with all six of the aquatic disciplines contested every championship. Due to interruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions, host venues withdrawing from hosting championships, and World Aquatics’ withdrawing the rights to host championships, the championships will be staged every year from 2022 to 2025 until resuming to biennial from 2025 onwards.

The United States team has an 18-athlete roster with five women and 13 men.

Curzan, a sophomore on the 2023-24 Virginia team, tallied three medals at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, winning two relay golds and a bronze in the 100 back.

Douglass, who graduated from Virginia in May 2023, competed at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships, winning six medals, tying for the most by any swimmer at the meet, and anchored four relay teams for Team USA during the meet. She won two gold medals, a relay gold and an individual gold in the 200-meter IM. She won a relay bronze and an individual bronze in the 200 breast at the 2022 Championships in Budapest.

Aikins swam for Virginia his freshman and sophomore years (2021-23), but is not participating in NCAA events this season to prepare for Olympic trials. This is his first time competing at the World Aquatics Championships.

Event Schedule

Feb. 11

  • Women’s 400m freestyle
  • Women’s 4x100m relay freestyle
  • Men’s 400m freestyle
  • Men’s 4x100m relay freestyle

Feb. 12

  • Women’s 100m butterfly
  • Women’s 200m medley
  • Men’s 100m breaststroke
  • Men’s 50m Butterfly

Feb. 13

  • Women’s 1500m freestyle
  • Women’s 100m backstroke
  • Women’s 100m breaststroke
  • Men’s 100m freestyle
  • Men’s 100m backstroke

Feb. 14

  • Women’s 200m freestyle
  • Men’s 800m freestyle
  • Men’s 50m breaststroke
  • Men’s 200m butterfly
  • Mixed 4x100m medley relay

Feb. 15

  • Women’s 50m backstroke
  • Women’s 200m butterfly
  • Women’s 4x200m freestyle relay
  • Men’s 100m freestyle
  • Men’s 200m medley

Feb. 16

  • Women’s 100m freestyle
  • Women’s 200m breaststroke
  • Men’s 200m backstroke
  • Men’s 200m breaststroke
  • Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay

Feb. 17

  • Women’s 800m freestyle
  • Women’s 200m backstroke
  • Women’s 50m butterfly
  • Men’s 400m freestyle
  • Men’s 100m butterfly
  • Mixed 4x100m freestyle relay

Feb. 18

  • Women’s 50m freestyle
  • Women’s 50m breaststroke
  • Women’s 400m medley
  • Women’s 4x100m medley relay
  • Men’s 1500m freestyle
  • Men’s 50m backstroke
  • Men’s 400m medley
  • Men’s 4x100m medley relay