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More than 400 swimmers take part in Snow Fins championship in Tomsk

© РИА Томск. Таисия ВоронцоваMore than 400 swimmers take part in Snow Fins championship in Tomsk

TOMSK, Jan 31 – RIA Tomsk. All-Russian competitions "Snow Fins" start on Thursday in Tomsk, 424 athletes from 10 regions of Russia will participate in it, the president of Federation of Underwater Sport of the Tomsk region Natalya Grechikhina told RIA Tomsk.

"Snow Fins" is the most mass underwater sport tournament in the Tomsk region, for the first time took place in Tomsk in 2011. Three times the tournament was held as international, twice as regional, since 2018 received the status of national.

According to Grechikhina, competitions will take place in the pool "Zvezdniy" from January 31 to February 3. Opening will take place on Thursday (on January 31) at 15:00 of local time, the first swims start at 15:15.

"The pool "Zvezdniy" allows to held qualification norms, to give digit standards and the ranks. The pool is equipped with modern electronics, such pools beyond the Urals are not enough therefore a large number of athletes from (other) regions comes here. These competitions became a brand (Tomsk region). I think that they will be always popular", – Grechikhina told.

© РИА Томск. Таисия Воронцова
424 athletes from 10 regions of Russia will participate in competitions, 388 of them will act in discipline "Fin Swimming", 36 – in discipline "Diving". Competitions will take place in three age categories: men and women born in 2001 and older; juniors 2002-2005 year of birth and the most young participants – young men and girls 2006-2007 year of birth, she added.

Grechikhina noted that the team of residents of Tomsk is the most numerous – 130 people.

"This year there was very serious alternation of generations, and the niche was filled by young and ambitious athletes. Adult age category of participants is the smallest, and youthful commands are totally completed. The most young and already titled athletes, Masters of Sports can start in one swim. Thus, continuity of generations proceeds", – the interlocutor of the agency explained.

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