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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kiril Todorov Brings International Events To Mexico

From Acapulco on its west coast to Cancún on its east coast and many places between, Mexico is fast becoming an international gathering spot for elite international competitions.

This weekend, the FINA Bureau announced that the 2016 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships will be held Guadalajara, Mexico.

Under the active and visionary leadership of the Mexico Swimming Federation president Kiril Todorov, Mexico is on the move.

The Federación Mexicana de Natación is also hosting the 2015 FINA World Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships in Guadalajara, the 2016 FINA World Junior Diving Championships, the 2016 FINA World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships as well as the 2016 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships and the 2017 FINA World Championships where the open ayer swimming competitions (5 km solo, 5 km team pursuit, 10 km and 25 km competitions) will be held 200 km away in the coastal city of Puerto Vallarta.

The FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships are for two different age groups: Youth Division (14-16 years for boys and girls) and Junior Division (17-18 years for boys and girls).

In the Youth Division, the boys and girls compete in a 5 km course and in the Junior Division, the boys and girls compete in a 7.5 km course. The mixed-gender Team Event is a 3 km 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.

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