The Union Americana de Natacion (UANA) has announced that more than 27 countries and more than 550 swimmers have declared their intention to swim at the first edition of the UANA Swimming Cup, which is to be held in Coral Springs, Florida at the Coral Springs Athletic Complex from January 19-21, 2018.
Started in 1948, the UANA is “a sports organization with the purpose of organizing, supervising and controlling, in the Western Hemisphere, the amateur aquatics activities of Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming, Master and Open Water Swimming.” The Americas are organized with the organization across four zones. You can read more about the UANA on their website.
The UANA Cup format will be a dual meet between the twelve National Federation members of CONSANAT (Zone 1) and the twenty-eight National Federation members of CCCAN (Zone 2). The Swimming Cup event is also unique in that it will also serve as a qualifying event for the Youth Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and FINA World Championships, giving the best junior swimmers in the Americas a chance to gain further international competition experience.