Saturday, September 23, 2017

FGCU Swimmers to Compete in FINA World Swimming Championships

an Fgcu swimmer participates in a race

“naplesFGCU sophomore swimmer Fanny Teijonsalo, who almost qualified for the Rio Olympics last year, is now representing FGCU in the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) held at the WFCU Arena in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, from Tuesday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 11.

Teijonsalo, a standout swimmer from Finland, will represent her home country at the Championships. Along with Teijonsola, former Eagle Lani Cabrera and Karen Vilorio – representing Barbados and Honduras, respectively – will be competeing in the lineup of nearly 1,000 of the world’s best swimmers from more than 176 countries.

Over six days, the Championships will feature 46 events, including 34 individual races and 12 relays.

At 20 years old, Teijonsalo has already represented Finland at a number of international meets including the 2015 FINA Long Course World Championships in Kazan, Russia, the 2015 LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Netanya, Israel, and the 2016 LEN European Aquatics Championships in London. Additionally, Cabrera and Vilorio each have Olympic experience as the first competed in Rio in 2016 and the latter qualified for London in 2012.

What to watch:

Fanny Teijonsalo: 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 back, 100 back, 100 IM, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay

Lani Cabrera: 100 free, 200 free

Karen Vilorio: 50 free, 50 back

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