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Rolf Mikkola

Welcome to Helsinki in July 2014


Finnish Swimming Association is delighted and proud to host the 14th FINA Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships in Helsinki 2014.

The preparations and arrangements for the competition at Helsinki Mäkelänrinne Swimming Center 30.7. - 3.8.2014 are progressing favorably. Our partners and sponsors have made matters uncomplicated. Despite the change of venue and date, the plan is proceeding smoothly.  

We have a successful tradition arranging major international competitions in Finland.

For instance, Sprint European Championships took place here in 1992, and in the year 2000 European Championships in Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water Swimming were arranged. We organized Short Course European Championships in Swimming in 2006. European Junior Championships in Swimming, Diving and Synchronised Swimming were hosted four years later, in 2010.  

The organizing committee of the competition from 05.02.2014 will be:

Mr. Sami Wahlman, chairman (president of FSA), Mrs. Krista Terämaa, Mr. Jussi Salminen, Mr. Riku Riikonen, Mr. Pekka Laitinen (CEO Mäkelänrinne swimming center) Mrs. Katri Kuikka,  Mrs. Anne Tuuli and Mr. Nipa Avén.

Mr. Rolf Mikkola will continue his work as the General Secretary of the Championships. He will be happy to answer any questions concerning the competition and the arrangements.

We will continue to do our very best. Every effort is made to create the best of circumstances for an exciting competition and an enjoyable synchro event in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

On behalf of the staff, volunteers, sponsors and everyone making efforts to ensure that your performances and achievements will be your very best at Helsinki, I wish you most warmly welcome.


Rolf Mikkola

General Secretary

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