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Friday, September 16, 2011

2017 FINA World Championships In Guadalajara, Mexico

The city of Guadalajara and the Mexican Swimming Federation won the bid to host the 2017 FINA World Championships.

"All the bids must be congratulated for their hard work and professional involvement. That is a guarantee that these championships will be outstanding, held in excellent facilities and counting with the highest support of the respective national and local authorities," explained Dr. Julio Maglione, the FINA President after the decision about the news that was well-received in Mexico.

The personable Minister of Sports Bernando de la Garza, the ever-supportive President of the Mexican Swimming Swimming Federation Kiril Todorov, the state of Jalisco representatives, world diving champion Paola Espinosa and FINA Athletes Commission representative Fernando Platas presented gave an excellent presentation of what Mexico will roll out in 2017.

Minister de la Garza is not only a multiple-talented, multi-lingual administrator, but he is also a triathlete with a decent open water swimming abilities who greatly appreciates the challenge and beauty of open water swimming.

The Minister was supported by President Todorov who takes a personal interest in open water swimming and who has hosted several major international open water swimming events off the western and eastern coasts of Mexico where the turquoise and cobalt blue waters can range from tranquil to turbulent.

Viva Mexico

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