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Indianapolis celebrates 100 days to go till the World Junior Championships

by ZwemZa on May 16th, 2017

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The capital of the State Indiana in the U.S. is preparing to host the 6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships from August 23 – 28, 2017.

Today the Organising Committee of the Junior event celebrates the 100 days to go mark until the kick-off of the competition which will see approximately 100+ National Federations taking part, represented by some 1, 100 athletes.

USA Swimming announced on Monday May 15 the event’s presenting sponsor, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and officially kick off ticket sales for the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

The competition will be held at the iconic Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI from August 23-28, and all-session, single-day and single-session tickets are on sale now at usaswimming.org. Single-session tickets start at $10 for children (12 and under) and $15 for adults.

Longtime USA Swimming partner Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will serve as the presenting sponsor of the event, which will feature an early look at young athletes who will vie for positions on their respective nations’ Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 rosters.

Open to female athletes aged 14-17 and male competitors aged 15-18, the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships will be the sixth edition of the prestigious competition which was first held in 2006 in Rio de Janeiro and hosted in 2015 in Singapore.

Past competitors at the prestigious FINA World Junior Championships include Team USA Olympic medallists Ryan Murphy, Simone Manuel, Chase Kalisz, Josh Prenot and Kathleen Baker.

The historic Indiana University Natatorium has been host to some of the biggest swimming competitions contested, including U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Phillips 66 National Championships, Duel in the Pool, arena Pro Swim Series, NCAA Championships and the annual Indiana State High School Association Championships.

The last time the United States hosted a FINA World Championships competition was also in Indianapolis with the World Swimming Championships (25m) 2004 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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