Adam Peaty of Britain reacts during the men’s 50m Breaststroke Final at the 18th FINA World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on July 24, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

GENEVA – The short-course World Swimming Championships has been pushed back to December 13-18, 2021, the sport’s world governing body FINA announced on Thursday.

The event, which was originally scheduled for December this year, will still take place in Abu Dhabi, with the FINA World Aquatics Convention also taking place in Abu Dhabi from December 10-12, 2021.

FINA also announced that its General Congress, where the FINA Bureau for the period 2021-2025 is to be elected, will take place on June 5, 2021, in Doha, Qatar.