FINA Communications Department

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.

Check-out the full Entry Lists here

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

Thursday Sept 6
08:00 - 5KM - Boys 14-15
08:10 - 5KM - Girls 14-15
10: 00 - 7.5KM - Boys 16-17
10:10 - 7.5KM - Girls 16-17
12:00 Award Ceremonies

Friday Sept 7
08:00 - 10KM - Boys 18-19
08:10 - 10KM - 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:  Italy (4), Spain (3), Great Britain (3), France (3), Hungary (3) & China (3). Detailed results 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.