Swimming Juniors Set to Race in Indianapolis at the 2017 FINA World Jr Champs

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The capital city of Indiana State in the North of the U.S. will be hosting the 6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships that kicks-off tomorrow August 23 until August 28.

Around 630 young promising swimmers aged between 15-18 (women) 14-17 (men) will be taking part in this six-day top-notch competition, which has seen many of today’s big swimming stars make their debut in the sport.

93 National Federations will be represented in the iconic Indiana University Natatorium Swimming Pool on the campus of IUPUI, a venue with a long standing tradition in swimming.

Young talents to watch carefully at this edition of the Junior’s, among others, are:

Canada: Rebecca Smith / Taylor Ruck / Penny Oleksiak
China: Zhang Ruixuan
Hungary: Kristof Milak
Spain: Hugo Gonzalez
Japan: Rikako Ikee
USA: Emily Weiss/ Michael Andrew / Drew Kibler/ Regan Smith / Kelly Pash

Among the legends present in the stands and available to meet the fans will be: Missy Franklin, Simone Manuel, Madisyn Cox, Cullen Jones, and Jordan Wilimovsky.

Daily preliminaries will be at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time and semifinals and finals at 6 p.m. will be live streamed on FINA Youtube Channel (heats only, free of charge) and on FINAtv (heats + finals for subscribers).

Detailed schedule can be found here

The FINA World Junior Swimming Championships were first held in 2006 in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), in Monterrey (MEX) in 2008, in Lima (PER) in 2011, in Dubai (UAE) in 2013 and the last edition, two years ago, in 2015 was held in Singapore (SGP).

Budapest (HUN) will play host to this event in 2019.

Medals table, schedule and results will be available on FINA website homepage as of tomorrow (August 23).

Press release courtesy of FINA

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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