The renowned Videna Aquatic Centre, recognised for its successful hosting of major events such as the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships and the World Aquatics World League Water Polo Intercontinental tournaments in 2022, will provide the stage for this prestigious event. The purpose-built aquatics facility made its debut during the Pan American Games held in Lima in 2019.

Image Source: The United States competes in the renowned Videna Aquatic Centre, a venue that made its international debut at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, and will be home for the athletes at next year's World Aquatics Artistic Swimming Junior Championships(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Adding to their repertoire, Peruvian organisers bring valuable experience from their previous hosting of the World Junior Swimming Championships in 2011 at the Compo de Marte pool.

Image Source: Peru competing at the 2022 edition of the World Aquatics Artistic Swimming Championships (Antoine Saito/World Aquatics)

Jusuf Nikola Astavdich Velez, President of the Peruvian Aquatics Sports Federation, expressed delight in Lima’s continued tradition of hosting premier international age-group events.  

"As the National Sport President of Artistic Swimming in Peru, I am absolutely thrilled and honoured that Lima has been chosen to host the prestigious World Aquatics Artistic Swimming Junior Championships in 2024. This event will showcase our commitment to fostering young talent in aquatic sports and highlight Peru's capability to organise and deliver a world-class competition that will inspire and leave a lasting impact on our athletes, fans, and the global aquatic community.

Image Source: Kenneth Gaudet of Team United States en route to winning silver at the World Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 2023, an event that also saw fellow 2022 World Aquatics Junior Artistic Swimming competitor Eduard Kim of Kazakhstan earn bronze. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Artistic Swimming Junior Championships have been a springboard for future international success on the senior stage. At the the 2022 junior world championships in Quebec City, Canada, the host nation’s Audrey Lamothe, Japan’s Moe Higa, Kazakhstan’s Eduard Kim and the American Kenneth Gaudet were among the top performers who gained experience on the international stage that they carried with them into the World Aquatics Championships – Fukuoka 2023.  

Image Source: Athletes both perform and watch poolside during the Gala Show to conclude the World Aquatics Junior Artistic Swimming Championships in 2022 (Antoine Saito/World Aquatics)


World Aquatics Artistic Swimming Technical Committee Chair Lisa Schott noted the importance having experience in world junior championship events can have on the performance trajectory for emerging artistic swimmers. 

“I firmly believe that participation in the World Aquatics Artistic Swimming Junior Championships serves as an invaluable pathway for athletes on their journey toward international success at the highest levels, including the World Aquatics Championships and the Olympics,” said Schott.  “This championship not only cultivates talent but also nurtures the passion and dedication essential for athletes to excel on the global stage. It's a pivotal platform where emerging talents hone their skills, gain invaluable experience, and lay the foundation for a promising future in artistic swimming."