Eilat, Israel Awaits Youth Of The World

Eilat, Israel Awaits Youth Of The World





















Israeli race director Hadar Ben Dror created an introductory video for the 2014 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Eilat, Israel between August 28th-30th. “We are waiting for you…”

The future Olympic and world championship stars are showcased at the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships. There are are two different age groups in this event: Youth Division (14-16 years for boys and girls) and Junior Division (17-18 years for boys and girls).

In the Youth Division, the boys and girls compete in a 5 km course and in the Junior Division, the boys and girls compete in a 7.5 km course. The mixed-gender Team Event is a 3 km relay comprising 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.



Photo courtesy of Israel Swimming Association.

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