The Russian Swimming Championships will take place at Moscow’s Olimpiysky Sports Complex on 10-14 April.
The championships will bring together over 650 of the Russia’s top swimmers. Among the participants will be Olympic medalists Yulia Yefimova, Yevgeny Rylov, Anton Chupkov, Vladimir Morozov, Nikita Lobintsev, Danila Izotov, Sergei Fesikov, Yevgeny Lagunov, Anastasia Fesikova, as well as world and European champions and medalists Alexander Krasnykh, Veronika Popova, Darya Ustinova, and Svetlana Chimrova.
For the athletes, the championships will be the main qualifying event for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships to be held in Budapest, at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, China and the European Junior Swimming Championships in Netanya, Israel.
The Russian championships are open to foreign athletes as well. According to a decision by the International Swimming Federation (FINA), the championships will be a qualification event for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary.
The opening ceremony will take place at 5.45 pm on 10 April. Preliminary rounds will start at 9 am; semifinals and finals at 6 pm. The entrance to the swimming pool is at gate No 8.
During the days of the competition, as part of the Russian Swimming Federation’s programme, ‘Spectator!’, young visitors will be able to take part in quizzes and contests and receive prizes and gifts from Russian swimmers and the Russian Swimming Federation.
The organisers of the Russian Swimming Championships are Russian Ministry of Sport, Directorate for the Organisation and Holding of Sports Events federal state autonomous institution, Moscow Department of Sport and Tourism, and Russian Swimming Federation.