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16th Masters National aquatic championship in Lucknow from Oct 18

Lucknow, Sep 25 (UNI) The 16th Masters National Aquatic Championship–2019, a grand historic event in the swimming calendar will be held in Lucknow from October 18 next.
Around 1500 participants are expected to make this event even more majestic along with the fact that a swimming championship of this stature – The Masters National Competition is taking place for first time ever in Uttar Pradesh.

The grace of the event lies in the fact that the range of participation age of this competition is very
vast, starting at 25 years and going on to over 80 years in both categories of Men and Women!!! It being divided in 12 groups according to age.

This championship is held each year under the banner of Swimming Federation of India (SFI) – the only governing body for swimming in India and is organised by the affiliated state bodies in their respective states.

This year UP Swimming Association (UPSA) is organising this mega event said Mr Ravin Kapoor ,Honorary Secretary, UPSA and Joint Secretary, SFI here on Wednesday.

The championship spans over three days where 1500 competitors from all over the states of the country will participate, he said.

There would be two venues one at SAI centre , for swimming competition and and another at K D Singh Babu Stadium in the city for diving events.

The grouping for the Individual Events for swimming are based on age and gender. The 12 age groups are - 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, 75-79 years, 80 and above years for both Male and Female categories.
The Championship will consist of 11 Individual Events and two Relay Events in Swimming, three Diving
events, reaching a total of 448 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals each, to be won in the whole championship.
The last date to send in the entries is October 5, 2019.
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