FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

This annually staged elite-level competition is organised around eleven meets and takes place in some of the world's most amazing natural water bodies, either freshwater (lake, rowing course, river) or saltwater (sea).


February 7 Patagones-Viedma (ARG)
March 13
Abu Dhabi (UAE)
April 18
Noumea (FRA)
May 2 Cozumel (MEX)
June 20Balatonfured (HUN)
June 27 Setubal (POR)
July 23
Lac St-Jean (CAN)
July 30 Lac Magog (CAN)
August 8 Lac Megantic (CAN)
October 11 Chun'an (CHN)
October 17 Hong Kong (HKG)

In the beginning (between 1997 and 2006), the World Cup included a whole range of long distances. Since 2007, FINA decided to focus the World Cup on the 10km distance only, as a direct consequence of the introduction of the 10km Marathon Swim on the Olympic programme in 2005. The former Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit was therefore 'split' in order to create a separate 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, while races above 10km would then be part of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix.