Athens has been revealed as the host city for the 2023 FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships, which will run from 30 August to 3 September in Greece.
Over 200 athletes, aged 13-15, from more than 30 countries will compete for medals in the Female and Male Solo, as well as the Duet, Figures, Mixed Duet, Team and Combination events.
The competition is due to take place at the Athens Olympic Sport Complex ‘Spyros Louis’ Aquatic Centre, which was built for the 2004 Olympic Games.
“I am excited about the fact that the FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships are taking place in the summer of 2023 in Athens, the birthplace of the Olympic Games,” said emerging youth artistic swimmer Karavasili Ismini.
“We are setting high goals for the best possible results.
“We are asking for everyone’s support for a strong stand so that everyone can see this spectacular sport!”
Athens 2023 will be the third edition of the FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships following the inaugural event in Samorin, Slovakia (2019) and the second in Charlotte, USA (2022).
The first major European event for elite artistic swimmers in 2023 will be the EOC’s European Games in Kraków-Małopolska, Poland, which runs from 21 June to 2 July.