Finnish Swimming Association has signed a contract with WWF Finland. The focus of this cooperation is to tell about the work WWF Finland is doing to protect this endangered seal and raise money for WWF Finland´s work to protect the Saimaa ringed seal.

Saimaa Ringed Seal

The Saimaa Ringed Seal (Pusa hispida saimensis) is one of the rarest seals in the world. Around 380 seals remain in Lake Saimaa, Finland. There is still plenty of work to be done to protect this species that remains on the verge of extinction.


Ringed Seal
Ringed Seal soft toy

Ringed Seal Mascot - NORPHY

The mascot of the Junior Aquatics Championships will be the Ringed Seal soft toy and the seal will have a name after a name competetion to be held this year among young swimmers in Finland.

Environmental Policy for EJC2018

PDF-tiedostoEnvironmental policy EJC2018.pdf (571 kB)
Please have a look at our environmental policy for the Championships.