Around 18 athletes will compete in the National Short-Course Swimming and Finswimming Championship at the Thua Thien-Hue Aquatic Sports Centre on March 16-23, the Vietnam Aquatic Sports Association said on March 14.

Finswimmers from 10 teams nationwide will contest for 24 medal sets on March 16-18, while the swimmers will take part in their competition from March 19-23 in a 25m pool.

All national team members will also take part in the event as a crucial test following the break for the Tet holidays.

The HCM City and Hanoi teams have been touted as leading contenders for the championship.-VNA