General Info

Dates: August 15-16, 2016

Events: 10km for men and women

Venue: Copacabana Beach

Number of athletes: 50 (25 men, 25 women)

Maximum number of athletes per country: 4 (2 men and 2 women)

Qualification pathway: FINA World Championships 2015, FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier

Competition format: On two consecutive days, the men’s and women’s races take place in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, at the large of Copacabana Beach, each competition including four loops of 2.5km, for an average duration of two hours for the entire race

Competition results: Athletes competing in Marathon Swimming are equipped with a chip transponder, capable of registering split times each time they complete a 2.5km-loop, while a finish portal will determine the final results, based on the fastest competitors completing the race and touching this pad.


Qualifying Procedure


Qualification System (EN)

Qualification System (FR)


Qualifying Event


FINA Marathon Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament
June 11-12, 2016 / Setubal (POR)


Qualified Athletes/Teams
> Go to the final list of participating athletes