FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup
This annually staged elite-level competition is organised around seven meets and takes place in some of the world's most amazing natural water bodies, either freshwater (lake, rowing course, river) or saltwater (sea).
FULL CALENDAR 2014
|February 1||Patagones-Viedma (ARG)|
|April 5||Cancun (MEX)|
|June 28||Setubal (POR)|
|July 24||Lac St-Jean (CAN)|
|August 1||Lac Magog (CAN)|
|August 9||Lac Megantic (CAN)|
|October 12||Chun'an (CHN)|
|October 18||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.