Competitors are fighting for a spot on the world stage - and there are no divisions for age or gender.
The governing bodies recommend only players recorded as female at birth be allowed to play in the women's category.
The 26-year-old recently starred for the LA Clippers in the Summer League.
Joey Chestnut put the protester in a headlock, before taking out another title.
The heavyweights seem poised to follow in FINA's footsteps.
The stadium has hosted some of New Zealand sport's greatest moments.
Our most iconic sporting moments are almost always drenched in alcohol, but it's also been linked to some infamous behaviour.
Cleveland Cherry will travel to the rookie world champs later this month.
The question now lies in how it will be funded.