The 2017 program offered one athlete from a number of the national federations (NFs) with the greatest need “financial and technical” assistance in preparing for the 2017 FINA World Championships.
Of 40 total scholarships available, FINA awarded 39 to athletes from 38 national federations, and 20 of them made it to Worlds.
The scholarship program began in 2013, and scholarship lengths vary from three to 12 months. Federations send in applications for specific athletes, and either indicate whether they would have the athlete train at a specific FINA training center, or give a plan to train the athletes with the national federation’s resources. If the recipient goes with the training center option, FINA sends reports to the home NF every two months. The opposite would happen should the athlete train with his or her home NF.
Scholarship applicants must have a time between the “B” standard (entry time for World Championships and Olympics), and the “S” standard, which is 3 percent slower than the “B” standard.
2017 scholarship recipients:
|Name — National Federation|
|Noah Mascoll-Gomes — ANT||Emily Siobhan Muteti — KEN||El Hadji Adama Niane — SEN|
|Jordy Anthony Groters — ARU||Sultan Bukeev — KGZ||TBD — SLE|
|Mohammad Mahfizur Rahman — BAN||Ahman Attellesey — LBA||Cherantha De Silva — SRI|
|Helena Moreno Hernandez — CRC||Ana Estellah FIls Rabetsara — MAD||Zuhayr Pigot — SUR|
|Joseph Macias — ECU||Driss Lahrichi — MAR||Ayman Kelzi — SYR|
|Matelita Buadromo — FIJ||Tatiana Salcutan — MDA||Hilal Hilal Hemed — TAN|
|Philip Joseph De Nobrega — GUY||Igor Mogne — MOZ||Rebecca Kpossi — TOG|
|Oumar Kaba — GUI||Darren Chan Chin Wah — MRI||Joshua Tibatemwa — UGA|
|Momodou Saine — GAM||Mouctar Albachir — NIG||Martina Valiente La Cruz — URU|
|Elinah Philip — IVB||Alexander Sulter Skinner — NAM||Brandon Schuster — SAM|
|Amarah Philip — IVB||Nicole Rautemberg Maidana — PAR||Sajan Prakash — IND|
|Mohammed Bedour — JOR||Irankunda Isaika — RWA||Tilka Paljk — ZAM|