6TH FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, August 23 – Monday, August 28, 2017
- 50-Meter Course
- Indianapolis (USA)
- Heats 9:30 am EDT / Semifinals and Finals 6 pm EDT (GMT-5)
- Meet Central
- Meet info
- Entries book
- Omega results
It’s hard not to catch the excitement American Andrew Abruzzo exudes while talking about his recent golden experience at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Indianapolis. The Pennsylvania native swept the men’s distance events, topping the podium in the 400m freestyle in 3;49.19, 800m freestyle in 7:54.58 and 1500m freestyle in 15:06.48.
Heading into the meet, Abruzzo says he told himself he’d ‘just be happy with best times, no matter where he placed,’ but then he caught the gold medal fever after the 400m victory and never looked back.
Describing swimming at the storied IUPUI Nat as ‘a dream’, Abruzzo says he tried to just take one swim at a time throughout the meet, enjoying the week’s journey. ‘Having fun’ was high on the teen’s list and his enthusiasm within the interview, provided by FINA, confirms Abruzzo was able to do just that, while collecting some hardware along the way.