On the eve of the FINA Swimming World Cup heat, which will take place at the Aquatics Palace on 1-3 November, participants of the upcoming competitions held a workshop for students of Kazan’s sports schools. Australian swimmer Bronte Campbell (2016 Olympic champion, five times world champion, and five times Commonwealth Games winner), and her older sister Cate (twice Olympic 4×100m freestyle relay champion (2012 and 2016), four times world champion, and winner of the Commonwealth Games and World University Games), held a workshop for the boys and girls at the Olymp Sports Complex.
“I’ve already been to Kazan: in 2015, I swam at the World Aquatics Championships. The pools here are beautiful, and the fans always support the swimmers. The atmosphere is breathtaking,” Cate said as she met the young athletes.
After the class, she shared her impressions with journalists. “I love working with juniors. It reminds me of when I was a young athlete. These guys inspire me, because they love swimming. I am very impressed with what I saw today. The guys listened to everything we talked about, and did all the exercises correctly. They have a great desire to train, grow, and develop, and this is a very important quality for future champions,” Cate said.
On November 1-3 at the Aquatics Palace will stage the 6th heats of the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup. More than 250 participants from 50 countries are expected to participate in the competition. They include Katinka Hosszu (Hungary), Vladimir Morozov, Anton Chupkov, Aleksandr Krasnykh (Russia), Emily Seebohm, Bronte and Cate Campbell from Australia, and many others.
The capital of Tatarstan has already hosted the FINA Swimming World Cup in 2018. According to the agreement with FINA, the Swimming World Cup heats will be held in Kazan every year until 2021, inclusive.
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