Lucia Santiago, FINA Press Correspondent from Spain

Eleven nations are ready for the action from May 25-27, given that the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series continue in Madrid. The capital of Spain will host the Spanish Open-Trofeo Infantas de España, the sixth leg of an international circuit that previously visited Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Samorin and Budapest.

Swimmers from Austria, Belarus, Chile, Finland, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland will participate in a competition that will be composed of Technical routines (Solo, Duet, Mixed Duet, Team) and Free routines (Solo, Duet, Mixed Duet, Team, Combination and Highlight).

With the Glasgow 2018 European Championships in mind, the Spanish delegation will test its strength at the Swimming Center M-86. Winner of two Olympic medals Ona Carbonell was called as reserve, so Spain will have no representation on Solo routines. Linnea Pitkänen (Finland), Szofi Kiss and Luca Renyi (Hungary), Swietlana Szczepanska (Poland), Vivienne Koch and Gladys Jaccard (Switzerland) and Aleksandra Filipiul (Poland) will compete for Solo Technical medals.

The participants in the Solo Free Routine will be Yvette Pinter and Vassilissa Neussl (Austria), Linnea Pitkänen (Finland), Veronka Szabo and Szofi Kiss (Hungary), Yana Degtyareva (Kazakhstan), Swietlana Szczepanska (Poland), Nevena Dimitrijevic (Serbia), Vivienne Koch and Gladys Jaccard (Switzerland) and Aleksandra Filipiuk (Poland).

Paula Ramirez, who is assuming an important role in the Spanish team, will join Sara Saldaña in the duet trying to complete a successful performance at home. They will face Raffaela Breit and Verena Breit (Austria), Iryna Limanouskaya and Veronika Yesipovich (Belarus), Isidora Letelier and Bianca Consiglieri (Chile), Noortje and Bredje De Brouwer (Netherlands), Yana Degtyareva and Jennifer Russanova (Kazakhstan), Swietlana Szczepanska and Julia Mikolajczak (Poland), Nevena Dimitrijevic and Jelena Kontic (Serbia), Vivienne Koch and Noemi Peschl (Switzerland), Maria Piffaretti and Maxence Bellina (Switzerland) and Aleksandra Filipiuk and Gabriela Damentka (Poland) at the technical routine.

In the duet free routine, Yvette Pinter and Vassilissa Neussl (Austria) and Janka David and Szofi Kiss (Hungary) will also compete.

This time, Berta Ferreras and Pau Ribes (Spain) will be the only competitors in the Mixed Duet Free Routine. Sofiya Lyakh and Olzhas Makhanbetiyarov (Kazakhstan) complete the list at the technical routine.

In the team events Austria, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Spain will be the contenders.

Free live stream will be provided from each event, so stay tuned and watch the routines from Friday to Sunday on FINA TV!


FINA Artistic Swimming World Series, Leg 6, Madrid (ESP) – Official Schedule

Friday 25th May

17:00 Team Technical

19:00 Solo Technical

Saturday 26th May

9:30 Duet Technical

11:30 Mixed Duet Technical

13:00 Free Combination

17:00 Solo Free

19:00 Team Free

Sunday 27th May

10:00 Duet Free

12:20 Mixed Duet Free

13:45 Highlight Routine


2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Calendar:

1 - Paris-Montreuil (FRA): March 9-11

2 - Beijing (CHN): April 20-22

3 - Tokyo (JPN): April 27-30

4 - Samorin (SVK): May 11-13

5 - Budapest (HUN): May 18-20

6 - Madrid (ESP): May 25-27

7 - Surrey BC (CAN): May 31- June 2

8 - Los Angeles (USA): June 7-9

9 - Syros Island (GRE): June 15-17

10 - Tashkent (UZB): June 29-July 1