It is my great pleasure and honour to welcome your team to Belgrade, Serbia at European Junior Finswimming Championship 2015. In the past years, Serbian Underwater Federation has had the grand task of organizing and hosting many swimming events. I hope that this competition will be equally successful and full of excellent sport achievements and new friendships. On behalf of Serbian Underwater Federation I wish you a pleasant and enjoyable stay. Welcome to Belgrade! Sincerely yours, Božana Ostojić President of Serbian Underwater Federation
Belgrade (Serbian: Београд / Beograd) is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. Its name translates to White city. The city has a population of 1.23 million, while over 1.65 million people live in its metro area. Belgrade hosts many annual international cultural events, including the Film Festival, Theatre Festival, Summer Festival, Music Festival, Book Fair, and the Beer Fest. The Nobel Prize winning author Ivo Andrić wrote his most famous work, The Bridge on the Drina, in Belgrade.
With complete confidence, “Milan Gale Muškatirović” can be considered a sport-recreation center with the most beautiful location in Belgrade. In such an environment perfectly fits gracefully as the grandiose modernist masterpiece of architect academician Ivo Antic – according to many, the most beautiful sports and recreational center of the capital, the building where the view can rest as much as on its surroundings. On the other hand, SRC “MGM” is a sports and recreation center with perhaps the most diverse and active offer in Belgrade
Ada Ciganlija (Serbian Cyrillic: Ада Циганлија, pronounced [ˈǎːda tsiˈɡǎnlija]), colloquially shortened to Ada, is a river island that has artificially been turned into a peninsula, located in the Sava River’s course through central Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The name can also refer to the adjoining artificial Lake Sava and its beach. To take advantage of its central location, over the past few decades, it was turned into an immensely popular recreational zone, most notable for its beaches and sports facilities, which, during summer seasons, can have over 100,000 visitors daily and up to 300,000 visitors over the weekend. Due to this popularity, Ada Ciganlija has been commonly nicknamed “More Beograda” (“Belgrade’s Sea”), which was officially accepted as an advertising slogan in 2008, stylised as More BeogrADA.