2014 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

2014 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

Over the last few years, the organizers of the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup, LEN Cups, and other open water swimming events have done wonders in Eilat, Israel. And they are interested in expanding their footage in the open water swimming world.

Following on the heels of a very successful inaugural Junior Championships in Welland, Ontario, Canada, the FINA Bureau confirmed today the date of the 2nd FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships.

The championships is meant for swimmers under the age of 19 and will be held on Eilat’s North Beach between August 28th-30th in 2014.

The events include a Youth Division (14-16 years for boys and girls) and a Junior Division (17-18 years for boys and girls). In the Youth Division, the boys and girls compete over a 5 km course. In the Junior Division, the boys and girls compete over a 7.5 km course.

There is also a mixed-gender 3 km Team Event that comprises of 3 swimmers, either 2 boys and 1 girl or 2 girls and 1 boy. There are two age categories for the 3 km Team Event: 14-16 years in the Youth Division and 17-18 years in the Junior Division. For the Team Event, swimmers can ‘swim up’; that is, a maximum of 2 swimmers from the 14-16 age category can swim in the 17-18 age group category with 1 team per Federation.

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