2019 European Youth Olympic Festival Kicks-Off In 2 Days


  • Monday, July 22nd – Friday, July 26th (swimming)
  • Baku Aquatics Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Meet Site

While all eyes are on Gwangju, Korea for the 2019 FINA World Aquatic Championships, another competition is about to get underway in Baku, Azerbaijan. The summer edition of the biannual European Youth Olympic Festival officially begins on Sunday, July 21st, but is slated to see swimming competition begin on Monday, July 22nd.

The swimming action is taking place at the Baku Aquatics Center, site of the inaugural 2015 European Games. Approximately 3600 young athletes from 50 European countries will take part in this year’s festival, the biggest multi-sport event for the youth of Europe.

The 2017 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival took place in Gyor, Hungary and saw Russia, Italy, and Hungary finish as the top 3 nations across all sports.

For swimming, the likes of Italy’s Federico Burdisso, Netherlands’ Caspar Corbeau, Sweden’s Robin Hanson and Russia’s Andrei Minakov competed for the men, while Russia’s Daria Vaskina, Hungary’s Blanka Berecz and Italy’s Constanza Cocconcelli raced for the women.

We’re still awaiting the official start lists for this year’s EYOF, but we know of several nations’ rosters for Baku. These include the following:

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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