The USA is considering bidding for the 2003 World Championships. Cities interested are: Uniondale, NY, on Long Island, site of the recent Goodwill Games; Honolulu, Hawaii; Palo Alto and Clovis, both in California.
FINA World Championships include swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, and open water swimming.
The bid has to be submitted to FINA by Jan. 31, 1999 and as reported in USA Today, "Whether we make the bid pretty much depends on the ability and the enthusiams of the interested cities," said Ross Wales, the president of U.S. Aquatic Sports and a FINA Vice-President.