FINA Communication Department

 Six very successful Aquatic athletes will be speaking at the FINA World Aquatics Convention today, Monday December 5 at a session entitled “Insight from Aquatics Champions: the future of Aquatics from the eyes of the athletes”.

Athletes have a strategic role in the development of the aquatic sport. They understand it at all levels, from grassroots to elite level and are untapped resources to help us develop our sport.

The below individuals, all representing one of FINA’s six disciplines will be giving their expert opinion on the challenges and opportunities swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming, open water and high diving are facing.

  • Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito, three-time Olympic medallist in diving
  • Hungary’s Lazlo Cseh, 33-time European Champion in swimming
  • USA’s Janet Evans, retired four-time Olympic gold medallist in swimming
  • Canada’s Aaron Feltham, Olympian in water polo
  • Great Britain’s Gary Hunt, World champion in high diving
  • USA’s Bill May, World champion in synchronised swimming

These athletes’ panel will take place as part of the Aquatics Conference Programme and will follow a presentation on the “Digital Challenge” in which the new FINA mobile app will be demonstrated.

Infront Sport & Media Executive Director Claude Ruibal will be moderating this session while FINA Bureau Member Matthew Dunn will be moderating the session with the Aquatic champions which will conclude the three-day Convention.