FINA Communication Department

Budapest in Hungary is about to host for the first time the FINA World Junior Artistic Swimming Championships from July 18 - 22, 2018.

The 5-day event kicks-off tomorrow at the magnificent Duna Arena, the swimming pool complex built for the FINA World Championships last year, and will bring together around 300 young artistic swimming talents representing 40 nations.

Russia is the dominant force in the sport and the nation to beat in Budapest this week, where a total of 9 events will be disputed.

Competition schedule

Wednesday July 18
  • Solo Free Preliminary
  • Solo Technical Final
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Solo Free Final
Thursday July 19
  • Duet Free Preliminary
  • Duet Technical Final
  • Duet Free Final
Friday July 20
  • Mixed Duet Technical Final
  • Team Technical Final
Saturday July 21
  • Team Free Preliminary
  • Team Free Final
Sunday July 22
  • Free Combination Preliminary
  • Mixed Duet Free Final
  • Free Combination Final

The FINA World Junior Artistic Swimming Championships was first held in 1989 in Cali, Colombia, and has been hosted every two years since then (to the exception of 2001 – 2002).

Kazan (RUS) organised the latest edition of the Junior Championships in July 2016 at the Aquatics Palace of Kazan, as the host nation asserted itself by bagging all titles on offer over the five-day competition.

The countries represented at the 15th FINA World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships in Kazan were: Australia, Belarus, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Spain, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.

The medals' order of the previous edition in Helsinki (FIN, 2014) was as follows: Russia (three gold and one silver), Japan (one gold, two silver and one bronze), China (three bronze), and Canada (one silver medal).

Daily news reports will be available on FINA website and results will be published here.

You can follow the routines on FINAtv as of Wednesday July 18.