Synchronised swimming: huge interest, number of solo competitors stretching the headcount limit
The field of synchronised swimming in the 17th FINA World Masters Championships will definitely be large. It may happen that the Organising Committee is obliged to vindicate the rule for the headcount limit.
The synchronised swimming competition of the World Masters Championships has never been organised in such an imposing environment as the one of this year in Budapest. Besides the World Heritage Site of Heroes’ Square adjacent to Vajdahunyad Castle synchronised swimmers will compete in an arena to be established for the 17th FINA World Championships.
In the temporary pool built on the City Park Lake the entrants will compete for the medals in 5 events between 7th and 13th of August.
Based on the entries submitted up until now it seems the biggest interest is in solo events, therefore the Organising Committee is urging everyone to complete their registration. Since the number of entrants will soon reach the headcount limit, those still hesitating are highly recommended to take action and complete the registration process.
The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has determined this limit together with the Organising Committee, the first 130 ‘submitted’ and ‘paid’ entries shall be accepted only. The number of solo competitors has exceeded 100 already, one and a half month prior to the entry deadline and interest in other events is increasing, as well.
Up to now 50 clubs from 17 nations have indicated their intention to represent their countries in solo events. The result of a solo event is determined by the total points of the technical and free programmes. Technical programmes will take place on 7th August, free programmes on 10th August.
For spectators, entry is free of charge for all competitions, just like for other events of the 17th FINA Masters World Championships, so if possible, everyone is encouraged to visit the City Park either as a competitor or a spectator.