The emblem of the 2019 Gwangju FINA World Championships symbolizes “Waves of Peace.” It expresses the “beautiful challenges” that will be displayed in Gwangju with the dynamic image of swimmers and Mt. Mudeungsan.
The mascot of the 2019 Gwangju FINA World Championships is the otter, a flagship species of Mt. Mudeungsan that has returned to the Yeongsangang River of Gwangju. The otter swimming freely in the water symbolizes the swimmers' passion for challenge and promotes the “spirits of peace” to the citizens of the world enjoying the harmonious festival.