A Youth Training Programme is set to be introduced during this year's International Swimming Federation (FINA) Swimming World Short Course Championships following talks between the sport's world governing body and the Doha 2014 Organising Committee.
Around 350 swimmers, aged 14 to 16, will be taking part in the programme at Doha's Hamad Aquatic Centre in the Aspire Zone.
During the five-day course, these hot swimming prospects will be put in touch with renowned coaches to learn about the latest training trends and techniques.
The programme is also a unique chance for the aspiring athletes to meet fellow young swimmers from around the world, sharing stories, cultures and a common passion for the sport in a unique setting.
National Federations are eligible to send two athletes to the programme, one boy and one girl, with one coach necessary to accompany the participants.
The young swimmer must be the top swimmers of the home country, and, if the top junior swimmers cannot attend, the next ones in the national ranking should be selected.
Doha 2014 has said it will provide round-trip flights for each of the participants, as well as accommodation, which includes full board.
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