The FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships 2018 was officially opened tonight with a splendid and vibrant Opening Ceremony by the Ice Mall in Eilat, Israel.

After welcome speeches from the Organising Committee Chairman, the FINA TOWSC Chairman Ronnie Wong and the Mayor of Eilat Meir Yitzhak Halevi, a music band performed some up-beat songs in the honour of the athletes. 

FINA TOWSC Chairman Ronnie Wong

Mayor of Eilat Meir Yitzhak Halevi

All the athletes took part in the Ceremony tonight, after parading from the Athletes' Village 

Magnificent fireworks were also visible next to the stage.