It’s the 40th Celebration of SSF Youth Meeting 2017 in Bonn Frankenbad

today from 24th to 26th November 2017, the Swimming Department of the SSF Bonn is hosting the 40th International Youth Meeting in Bonn's Frankenbad.

Over the past 40 years, the face of the meeting has changed so much.

Every year it’s always a reference for everybody to see top swimmes competing for the winner medals, in addition this year the meeting is characterized by an exceptionally high technical standard

Already in the 1980 years, the meeting was one of the few German swimming events with a fully automatic time measurement and on a scoreboard, the swimmers could immediately read their respective times. Today there are several cameras that broadcast the entire competition live in streaming, with current results.

Every section is followed by public with big screen, music, lighting animation. The performance of the award ceremonies provides the very special "meeting feeling".

Since 2016, HEAD swimming is the main sponsor of this great event.

This year, 588 athletes from 55 clubs will complete for 3178 individual starts and 32 relay races. This means in total 23 hours of races in the Frankenbad in BONN!

From the big starter field we have some internationally experienced swimmers: among them the team of S.V. Würzburg led by the 2017 World Championships in Budapest Leonie Antonia Beck, Sören Meißner and Ruben Straub and the German champion over 10 km Svenja Ziehsler.<br /> Last year, Josha Salchow of Potsdam SV already won the award for the best male performance of the meeting. He wants to repeat this year

In the summer Josha represented the German Swimming Association at the Junior World Championships in America.

With Anne Kroniger from Blau Weiß Bochum another JWM participant is at the start.

SG Essen goes with Alice Ruhnau and Delaine Goll, German top swimmers at the start.

Races are going to start today at 13:30, tans will continue on Saturday and Sunday at 9:00<br /> The finals are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 16:00

As you can see this is not just a show

 it’s "the competition of swimmers for swimmers"

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