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FINA Swimming World Cup

Launched in 1979, the FINA Swimming World Cup gathers world-class swimmers in a series of two-day meets organised between August and November each year.

Across seven or eight locations, the circuit is structured in clusters (Middle East, Europe and Asia) and distributes a total of prize money reaching US$ 2 million.

A total 32 events are on the competition programme.

From 2015-2017, airweave will be the Title Sponsor of the World Cup.

 results and rankings Updated 2015 Results & Rankings in one document  

FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015


August 11-12 Moscow (RUS)
August 15-16
Paris-Chartres (FRA)
September 25-26
Hong Kong (HKG)
September 29-30 Beijing (CHN)
October 3-4
Singapore (SIN)
October 28-29
Tokyo (JPN)
November 2-3Doha (QAT)
November 6-7
Dubai (UAE)


SWC 2015, Paris-Chartres, Day 2: Katinka Hosszu and Cameron Van der Burgh are first cluster winners

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In a very prolific field for Day 2 at Paris-Chartres, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) and Cameron Van der Burgh (RSA) were sacred the two first cluster winners.

Between Moscow and Chartres, Hosszu has totalised 8 gold medals. She has won the 100m and 200m free, the 200m and 400m IM of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup first leg and all same four events in Chartres for the second rendezvous.

Van der Burgh, who had to leave before the end of the competition to go home, took the lead of the provisional rankings with 96 points.

One more time the South-African proved the strongest in the 100m breast as he was aiming for a double in Chartes, a feat he already achieved in Moscow last week. Nicolas Fink (USA), who won 200m Breaststroke on Day 1, placed second in front of Cody Miller (USA).

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SWC 2015, Paris-Chartres, Day 1: Intense French leg for the swimmers

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Katinka Hosszu (HUN)’s two victories, Chad Le Clos (RSA) outstanding butterfly strokes and French team’s overall good results were the highlights of the first competition day at the second leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in Paris-Chartres (FRA).

France was well-represented today in Chartres with 28 athletes taking part in the competition as French swimmers emerged victorious in three events; the men’s 100m freestyle with Mehdy Metella touching home in 48.69 in front of a cheering crowd and the men’s 100m backstroke with triple World champion Camille Lacourt. And finally, the surprise of the day, Anna Santamans, who qualified fastest for the women's freestyle 50m final, more than 0.6 second faster than number two Natalie Coughlin (USA), topped the 50m free for the pleasure of the crowd. Coughlin finished second touching home in 24.78.

The latter topped the 50m backstroke in 27.65. With this victory Coughlin wins her 25th gold medal at the World Cup and her first since 2010. The American hadn’t participated in a World Cup leg since five years. Emily Seebohm (AUS) won this event in Moscow but took the second place in Chartres.

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SWC 2015: Le Clos: “The most important is that great swimmers are competing in Chartres”

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FINA and the Fédération Française de Natation (FFN) today declared open the second leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in Chartres (FRA). A total 36 countries will be competing in 38 finals that will resume on Saturday August 15 in the Odyssée Complex and run through Sunday August 16.

FINA Executive Director Mr. Cornel Marculescu, FFN Secretary General Michel Sauget, NAT Event Organisation (NEO) CEO Dominique Baron and city of Chartres representative Karine Dorange attended the press conference demonstrating the municipality’s commitment and support to the annual circuit of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup.

French swimming stars Camille Lacourt (winner of the men's 50m and 100m Backstroke in Moscow) and Florent Manaudou took questions from the media representatives on-site. Other internationally recognised athletes taking part today were Alia Atkinson (JAM), Missy Franklin (USA) and Chad Le Clos (RSA) overall winner of last year’s Swimming World Cup.  

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SWC 2015, Moscow Day 2: Hosszu (HUN) showed her best in collecting medals, Seebohm (AUS) – in earning FINA points

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At the second day of the first leg of FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup, held in Moscow, the Hungarian Katinka Hosszu delivered the best performance with four more medals in four races, including two gold.

Hosszu emerged victorious in 100 m free, clocking 54,10. Natalia Lovtsova and Veronika Popova of Russia completed the podium (54,62 and 54,73 respectively). The “Iron lady” prevailed again in 400 m IM, touching in 4.36,25 with a huge advantage over Nguyen Thi Ahn Vien from Vietnam (4.40,79) and Lara Grangeon from France (4.41,54). Katinka didn’t manage to obtain another gold in 100m backstroke. She was 0,58 seconds slower than Australian Emily Seebohm (58,88). Actually, it was Seebohm who showed the best female result of the meet with 961 FINA points. In 400 freestyle Hosszu came third (4.08,28). Shao Yiwen claimed gold (4.07,30). Diletta Carly from Italy touched second (4.08,12).

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SWC 2015, Moscow Day 1: Tired after the Worlds but still champions

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The gold medallists of FINA World championships in Kazan stood their ground at the first leg of FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup in Moscow – this season in 50m-pool. The times were not as fast as just a few days ago and the competitors felt themselves more relaxed, but still motivated.

In the first final of the day, South African Chad Le Clos touched first in 100m free clocking 48.16. Nikita Lobintsev and Danila Izotov of Russia came second and third respectively (48.48 and 48.59).

On his trip from Kazan to Moscow, Le Clos said: “I had a very short break. I arrived to Moscow at 2am last night. The facilities are great here, it’s always a pleasure to come to ‘Olympiyskiy’. I have good support here. That’s why I feel really comfortable. Besides, it’s the best personal time for me in 100m free, so definitely I’m happy with my performance”.

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SWC 2014, Singapore Day 2: Hosszu and Le Clos, uncontested dominators of the season!

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Chad Le ClosHungary’s Katinka Hosszu and South Africa’s Chad Le Clos were the overall winners of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 which concluded today November 2 in Singapore. The winners sparkled champagne to celebrate their victory and the prize money of 100,000 USD associated to it.

Today Hosszu added two more gold medals to her tally, bringing her total to an unprecedented 51 gold, a kind of world record in itself. She won also eight silver and nine bronze: 68 medals overall.

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SWC 2014, Singapore Day 1: Hosszu and Le Clos towards the final act

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Katinka HosszuFor the first time, Singapore is hosting the final leg of the FINA World Cup Series, the seventh this year, in the brand new OCBC Aquatics Centre, inaugurated in June. The magnificent indoor venue with a capacity of 3,000 spectators is the perfect stage for the final act of the recital from the World Cup’s leaders Katinka Hosszu of Hungary and Chad Le Clos of South Africa, as well as of the others world elite swimmers whose presence was pregnant in the circuit, such as Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta, Germany’s Steffen Deibler, Dutch Inge Dekker, Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson, Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes, and more.

Hosszu was going into this meet with 59 medals: 46 gold, 5 silver, 8 bronze - and 5 world records, all of them in the medley events (twice in the 100m and 200m and one in the 400m) - from the previous six legs. At the end of the first day Hosszu’s medal count was of 64 overall: 49 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze.

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SWC 2014: Tokyo Day 2: Kosuke Hagino sets the 200m IM World Cup record

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Japan’s ace Kosuke Hagino won the 200 metres individual medley in a World Cup record of 1:51.27 (24.22, 28.11/52.33, 32.50/1:24.83, 26.44/1:51.27). Earlier in the session he had won also the 200m freestyle. Today, Katinka Hosszu won four more gold medals, while Chad Le Clos swept the butterfly events winning also the 100 metres. The Hungarian and South African were the best performers of the meet, respectively with 985 points in the 100 individual medley and 982 points in the 200 butterfly. In this meet Hosszu won 10 medals, of which seven gold, two silver and a bronze. Overall, the “Iron Lady” has now a collection of 49 gold medals.

Chad Le Clos (RSA) and Katinka Hosszu (HUN)

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SWC 2014: Tokyo Day 1: Hosszu and Le Clos consolidate their lead; Meilutyte loses in the 100m breaststroke

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For the fifth consecutive year the “Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Centre” is hosting a FINA World Cup meet, this time for the penultimate leg of the seven-meet series. Some of the world’s best swimmers have gathered here, including the World Cup’s leaders Katinka Hosszu, of Hungary, and Chad Le Clos, of South Africa. Moreover, the elite of the Japanese Swimming Federation led by Daichi Suzuki, the unforgettable winner of the 100m backstroke at the 1988 Seoul’s Olympics, swimming under water for most of the distance, is also competing in Tokyo. Among the best Japanese are the versatile Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto, the backstroker Irie and the breaststroker Kanako Watanabe.

Hosszu is going into this meet with 39 gold medals won in the previous five legs of the series, plus three silver and three bronze medals. In addition she has set five world records, all of them in the medley events: twice in the 100 and 200 metres and one in the 400 metres.

Katinka Hosszu (HUN)

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SWC 2014: Beijing Day 2: Hosszu edges Olympic champion Ye in 100m IM

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In a battle against 2012 Olympic champion and home favourite Ye Shiwen, Hungary's World champion Katinka Hosszu lifted the title in the women's 100m individual medley, bagging seven gold medals and one bronze along the way at the fifth stop of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup, organised in Beijing, China on October 24-25, 2014.

Hosszu, who claimed four gold on Day 1, extended her winning streak in the women's 400m IM (4:25.66), the 100m backstroke (56.71) and 100 IM (58.11), beating China's Ye Shiwen in the latter event (second in 58.36) and Alia Atkinson of Jamaica (third in 59.05).

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