PR 75 - Re-schedule of the 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

2010

Lausanne (SUI) December 1, 2010 – FINA has re-scheduled its 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in 2011, which will have its first race in April (in Santos, BRA), in order to provide the necessary time for the FINA Task Force in charge of investigating the causes and circumstances of the tragic loss of open water swimmer Fran Crippen (USA), on October 23, 2010, at the last leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Fujairah (UAE), to finalise its work and for the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and the FINA Bureau to consider the respective findings.


The 2011 FINA Open Water Swimming season will start on January 23, with the initial race of the Grand Prix in Rosario (ARG, 15 km). This circuit will have 11 stops in three continents and includes only races above 10km (in which each swimmer has an escort boat).


FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2011 Calendar


1.
Santos (BRA)
April 17
2.
Cancun (MEX)
April 30
3.
Setubal (POR)
June 18
4.
Lac St. Jean (CAN)
July 24
5.
Shantou (CHN)
September 25
6.
Hong Kong (HKG)
October 2
7.
UAE (city tbc)
tbc



FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2011 Calendar


Rosario (ARG, 15km)
January 23

Santa Fe-Coronda (ARG, 57km)
January 30

Viedma (ARG, 12km)
February 5

Hernandarias-Parana (ARG, 88km)
February 13

Sumidero Canyon (MEX, 15km)
April 23

Capri-Napoli (ITA, 36km)
June 19

Lac St-Jean (CAN, 32km)
July 30

Lac Magog (CAN, 34km)
August 6

Sabac (SRB, 19km)
August 7

Ohrid Lake (MKD, 30km)
August 14

UAE (city tbc)
tbc



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