Lucia Santiago, FINA Press Correspondent in Spain

Thirteen nations will participate in the fifth leg of the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Series 2017 that will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in Canary Islands (ESP), from May 26-28.

92 swimmers from Australia, Austria, Belarus, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine will participate in the 2017 Spanish Open-Trofeo Infantas de España after competing in Paris (FRA), Taiyuan (CHN), Tokyo (JPN) and Toronto (CAN), the previous meets of the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Series.

The competition, which will be celebrated at the outdoor swimming pool of Club Natacion Metropole, will be composed of Technical routines (Solo, Mixed Duet, Duet and Team) and Free routines (Solo, Mixed Duet, Duet, Team, Combination and Highlight).

Spain is the only nation that will participate in every Technical and Free routine.

Ona Carbonell, who triumphed in the Solo event in Tokyo, will try to complete a successful performance at home. She is expected to join Paula Ramirez, to form the newest promising Spanish duet.

They won recently the 2017 European Cup held in Cuneo (Italy) and want to keep increasing their level in the Canary Islands. They trust in their potential despite opposition from Ukraine, Belarus, France, Hungary, Portugal, Austria and Slovakia in their second appearance of the season.

The young Spanish team, meanwhile, will try to take advantage of this international experience. They will face Australia, Austria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Portugal and Ukraine.

Precisely, Ukrainian star Anna Voloshyna, who shined in Paris and Toronto, will be one of the main stars to watch for in Spain with her participation at eight events (Technical solo, duet and team and Free solo, duet, team, combo and highlight).

This time, Japan will present only its Mixed Duet formed by Atsushi Abe and Yui Adachi. Their opponents will be Berta Ferreras and Pau Ribes (ESP) and Amelie Ebert and Niklas Stopel (GER).

Competition schedule

Thursday 25th May: Team Managers Meeting (evening)

Friday 26th May: Preliminary Team Technical Routine and Preliminary Solo Technical Routine (evening)

Saturday 27th May: Preliminary Duet Technical Routine, Preliminary Mixed Duet Technical Routine and Free Combination Final (morning). Free Solo Final and Free Team Final (evening)

Sunday 28th May: Free Duet Final, Free Mixed Duet Final and Highlight Final (morning)

Calendar of the 2017 FINA Synchronised Swimming World Series

1. Paris (FRA): March 10-12

2. Taiyuan (CHN): April 22-24

3. Tokyo (JPN): April 28-30

4. Toronto (CAN): May 2-7

5. Las Palmas (ESP): May 25-28

6. Long Island (USA): June 22-24

7. Tashkent (UZB): September 21-24