FINA World Junior Open Water Championships

  FINA World Junior Open Water Championships  

by Bruno Moreno

FINA World Junior Open Water Championships 

Date: September 16 to September 18, 2022

Location: Beau Vallon, Seychelles


Mexican Qualification requirements: 

The athletes are determined based on performances rendered at the “Selectivo Unico Aguas Abiertas” , which took place on May 14 and 15 in Acapulco, Mexico.

The first 3 places were granted a direct ticket to compete at these international competitions. 


Women’s 10k: 

Martha Sandoval Ayala (2:08:29) took second place behind Argentina’s Mayte Alien Puca (2:08:24), however, she was the first one amongst Mexican swimmers which granted her a spot on Mexico’s Open Water National Team who will represent the country in Budapest this summer. Second and third place (for Mexican swimmers) came young talented swimmers, Paulina Alanis (2:08:29) and Monserrat Mora (2:12:22). For Alanis, just 17 years old, this will be her first World Open Water Championships. Alanis and Mora, also qualified for the FINA World Junior Open Water Championships in Beau Vallon, Seychelles. 


Men’s 10k: 

Paulo Strehlke, just 16 years of age, took the title of Mexican Open Water National Champion in a time of 1:58:29. The young and talented swimmer from AJ Nadadores, will represent Mexico in both FINA  World Open Water Championships in Budapest, Hungary and FINA World Junior Open Water Championships in Beau Vallon, Seychelles. 

Tokyo Olympian and long time Open Water veteran, Daniel Delgadillo, came in second place (1:58:44). Arturo Perez Vertti, who swam at the London Olympics in the 1500 freestyle, took third place with a time of 1:58:45.


See below athletes qualified for the Mexican Junior Team, which would represent the Mexican colors at the 2022 FINA World Junior Open Water Championships in Seychelles.



7 out of the 12 swimmers come from AJ Nadadores in Cuernavaca, Morelos. Certainly the strongest club within  this discipline. 


Women’s Team

Paulina Alanis (AJ Nadadores Cuernavaca) – 10K

Monserrat Mora (Universidad del Valle Guadalajara) – 10K

Alejandra Hoyos (Carril4, Guadalajara) – 7.5K

Melisa Rodriguez (AJ Nadadores Cuernavaca) – 7.5K

Regina Cuevas (AJ Nadadores Cuernavaca) – 5K

Jimena Figueroa (AJ Nadadores Cuernavaca) – 5K


Men’s Team

Maximiliano Strehlke (AJ Nadadores Cuernavaca) – 10K

Maximiliano Vega (A&M University, Texas) – 10K

Paulo Strehlke (AJ Nadadores Cuernavaca) – 7.5K

Roberto Ochoa (Carril4, Guadalajara) – 7.5K

Alexis Espinoza (AJ Nadadores Cuernavaca) – 5k

Marco Melendez (Cumbres Querétaro) – 5K

Last update: May, 2022

Written by:

Bruno M

Professional Sports Analyst and Journalist

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2 years ago

What’s the age group requirements for the junior open?

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