FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

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noun - The FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships is an international open water swimming competition for elite athletes under the age of 19.

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1st FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

The first FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships was held 16-19 August 2012 in the Welland International Flatwater Centre, located in the heart of the Niagara Region. It is part of the Niagara Open Water Festival in Welland, Canada. The meet manager was Nicole Normandin with Pierre Lafontaine as the CEO of the host organisation Swimming Canada. The organising committee includes Lisa Matheson, President Social Synergetics, Stephen Fischer, Executive Director Welland Recreational Canal Corporation, Bram Cotton, Executive Director Niagara Sports Commission, Frank Coy, Partner Water Communications Inc., Erin Terreberry, Program & Event Manager WRCC | WIFC, Nate McLellan, Event Co-ordinator WRCC | WIFC, Mary Melymuka, Quality Systems Specialist ArcerlorMittal Dofasco, and Janice Makepeace, Volunteer Co-ordinator WRCC | WIFC.

2nd FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

The second FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships will be held on Eilat's North Beach in Israel between August 28th-30th in 2014.

3rd FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

The third FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2016.

Age Groups

The age groups are determined by the age of the athlete as of 31 December 2012 and include a Youth Division (14-16 years for boys and girls) and a Junior Division (17-18 years for boys and girls).

Events

In the Youth Division, the boys and girls compete over a 5 km course (2 loops). In the Junior Division, the boys and girls compete over a 7.5 km course (3 loops).

The mixed-gender Team Event is a 3 km open water swimming 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.

Total Entries

A maximum of two athletes per Federation are allowed per event in the individual events and a maximum of 1 team per Federation is allowed per age group in the Team Event.

1st FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships Schedule

Wednesday, August 15

Development Clinics & Trial Race

7:30 - 10:30 Officials Development Clinic 8:00 - 11:00 am Coaches and Athletes Development Clinic 12:00 - 2:00 pm Trial Race (by Invitation only; for Officials Development) 2:00 - 4:00 pm Officials Development Trial Race Debrief Clinic

Pre-Event Training

Pool Training at Brock University All Day Training on the Open Water Lane at the Flatwater Centre 3:00 - 6:30 pm Training on the Course

Thursday, August 16

Pre-Event Training

Pool Training at Brock University All Day Training on the Open Water Lane at the Flatwater Centre 4:30 - 6:30 pm Training on the Course

World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

10:00 am - 12:00 pm pm Technical Meeting - Individual Events + Scratch Deadline 12:00 - 1:00 pm Officials Technical Meeting 1:00 - 2:00 Officials Lunch 8:00 - 10:00 pm Opening Ceremonies

Other Events

7:00 am - 4:30 pm Ontario Summer Games Competition

Friday, August 17

World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

7:00 - 8:30 am Warm-Up 9:00 - 11:30 am Junior Boys (17-18 yrs) 7.5 km Race 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Warm-Down/Warm-Up 12:30 pm (est.) Awards 2:30 - 4:30 Youth Girls (14-16 yrs) 5 km Race 5:30 pm (est.) Awards

Other Events

All day Canoe Polo Tournament

Saturday, August 18

World Junior Open Water Swimming Championship

7:00 - 8:30 am Warm-Up 9:00 - 11:30 am Junior Girls (17-18 yrs) 7.5 km Race 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Warm-Down/Warm-Up 12:30 pm (est.) Awards 2:30 - 4:30 Youth Boys (14-16 yrs) 5 km Race 5:30 pm (est.) Awards

Other Events

All day Canoe Polo Tournament

Sunday, August 19

World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

9:00 - 11:30 am Technical Meeting - Team Events 11:00 - 5:00 pm Warm-Up 2:00 - 3:00 pm Team Event - Youth - 3 km 4:00 - 5:00 Team Event - Juniors - 3 km 6:00 pm (est.) Awards 6:30 - 7:30 pm Closing Ceremonies 7:30 pm BBQ Dinner

Other Events

Welland Recreational Waterway Open Water 1-3-5-10 km races 7:00 - 8:00 am Reg for 3-5-10 km Races 8:30 am Pre-Race Mtg for 3-5-10 km 9:00 am 10 km Race Starts 9:30 am 5 km Race Starts 10:00 am 3 km Race Starts 11:00 - 12:00 noon Reg for 1 km Race 12:00 pm Pre-Race Mtng for 1 km Race 12:30 pm 1 km Race Starts

2014 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

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