With the National Federations contribution and expertise, FINA has awarded 36 new young athletes with a FINA Scholarship from 6 to 12 months, as a new aquatic cycle kicks-off.
36 athletes from 36 NFs have started training under the FINA Scholarship Programme aiming to help the aspiring champions to qualify and participate in the fast approaching 17th FINA World Championships, to be held from July 15-30 in Budapest, Hungary.
Joining this programme, the swimmers have various options for their training. They can either train within their NF training programmes when approved by FINA or they can join one of FINA approved training Centres in Thanyapura (THA), Spire Institute in Geneva (USA) and soon the FINA Development Centre in Dakar, Senegal.
Please find below the complete list of athletes who have been put forward by their respective NFs as young hopes for the country.