Welcome to the 11th International Swim Meet “Banja Luka Open” – BLO 2018!
Dear friends of sports,
We are happy and proud to inform you that the Swimming Club “Olymp” Banja Luka will be hosting the supreme swim event – BLO 2018. For our club and for all our members and friends this is a particularly important event in the sporting calendar, which is why we are investing selfless efforts to ensure that all competitors, officials, volunteers, media representatives and spectators feel good, that they are happy to come here and still happier to come back.
This year’s meet, BLO 2018, is included in the official FINA and LEN calendars. BLO 2018 is a qualifying competition for FINA World Championships in Gwangju 2019 (South Korea), for this year’s 18th Mediterranean Games in Terragona (Spain) and for European Junior Championships! BLO 2018 is a good opportunity for all elite swimmers to attempt to meet qualifying norms in the provenly fast City Olympic Pool in Banja Luka and get closer to achieving their dreams and sports ambitions!
Since 2007, a great number of top swimmers, world and European record-holders, as well as participants of the Olympic Games have taken part in our meeting. Here are some of them: Milorad Čavić, Nađa Higl, Gordan Kožulj, Emil Tahirović, Peter Mankoč, Joeri Verlinden, Evgeny Korotyhskin, Sergey Fesikov, Matjaž Markič, Damir Dugonjić, Čaba Silađi, Ivan Lenđer, Diana Bui Duyet, Ana Čarman, Dinko Jukić, Jason Dunford, Grigoriadis Aristitdis, Velimir Stjepanović…
We would like to remind you that Banja Luka is the European City of Sport in 2018! By taking part in BLO 2018 you contribute to the promotion of the sport and to the creation of even better conditions for further sport achievements.
For this year, we have increased price money for best three performers (male and female). We have introduced a money price for coaches of the best teams!
Sincere and warm support to all our efforts also comes from the honorary members of the “Olymp” Swimming Club and our dear guest in previous years – Milorad Čavić.
Welcome all – Be a part of the healthy team!
SC ”Olymp” Banja Luka
SUPREME SWIM EVENT!
“Banja Luka Open” is regularly in both FINA and LEN annual calendars and it has been a qualifying event for World Swimming Championships (Barcelona 2013, Kazan 2015, Budapest 2017, Gwangju 2019) and for the Olympic Games (London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016).
Since 2007, a great number of top swimmers, world and European record-holders, as well as participants of The Olympic Games has taken part in our meeting. Here are some of them: Milorad Čavić, Nađa Higl, Gordan Kožulj, Emil Tahirović, Peter Mankoč, Joeri Verlinden, Evgeny Korotyhskin, Sergey Fesikov, Matjaž Markič, Damir Dugonjić, Čaba Silađi, Ivan Lenđer, Diana Bui Duyet, Ana Čarman, Dinko Jukić, Jason Dunford, Grigoriadis Aristitdis, Velimir Stjepanović…
One of the greatest challenges, besides qualifying for the largest competitions, is breaking meet records in the absolute category.
If you have participated – we eagerly expect you again, and if not – it’s time to visit us!
Swimming Club “Olymp”, one of the top swimming clubs in Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a modern and well-run club. The club is well-known in the region, with numerous sports friends all over Europe and the world. We’re proud of Milorad Cavic and Nadja Higl being our honorable members.
Aside from competitive swimming, we offer a possibility of taking corrective swimming classes (improving swimming techniques, health condition, etc.) and recreational swimming for all ages. We also offer special programs for students and interested legal entities.
Swimming Club “Olymp” is the organizer of the Swimming Meeting “Banja Luka Open” which is regularly in both FINA and LEN annual calendars, where top swimmers have the opportunity to qualify for the largest competitions.
Plivački klub ”Olymp” Banja Luka
Veljka Mlađenovića bb (Gradski olimpijski bazen)
78000 Banja Luka
Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone: +387(0)65 256 222