Entry Lists Posted for FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

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Around 210 athletes from 38 countries from the five continents aged between 14 and 19 year-old will be taking the plunge in the Red Sea at the fifth edition of the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships 2018 in Eilat, Israel, from Thursday September 6 to Saturday September 9.

While a total of three races per gender, as well as two mixed relays, the young and promising talents will be divided into age groups as follows: 14-15 years-old / 16-17 years-old / 18-19 years-old.

Full entry lists are availableย here.

The competition schedule (hours in local time) unfolds as follows:

Thursday Sept 6

08:005KM – Boys 14-15
08:105KM – Girls 14-15
10: 00 – 7.5KM – Boys 16-17
10:107.5KM – Girls 16-17
12:00 Award Ceremonies

Friday Sept 7

08:0010KM – Boys 18-19
08:1010KM – Girls 18-19
11:00 Award Ceremonies

Saturday Sept 8

08:00 – Relay event – 14-16
10:00 – Open Relay Event
11:30 Award Ceremonies

After a successful edition in 2016 in Hoorn, in the Netherlands, the following countries went home with medals:ย  Italy (4), Spain (3), Great Britain (3), France (3), Hungary (3) & China (3). Detailed results are available here.

Live Streaming of the event in Eilat will be available on the official website: www.fina-eilat2018.com, and daily race reports will be available on FINA website.


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Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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