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The countdown has begun: the top swimmers will return to the magnificent Duna Arena. The 2018 Swimming World Cup kicks off on 7th of September in Kazan (Russia), with Budapest hosting the 4th leg of the Series from 4-6th of October. Re-live last year’s FINA World Championships atmosphere, cheer on the best swimmers of the world and let’s re-fill the stands!

Seven cities have the privilege to stage this year’s FINA Swimming World Cup, all ready to provide outstanding facilities and a perfect backdrop to elite performances.

 

1. 7-9 September: Kazan, Russia

2. 13-15 September: Doha, Qatar

3. 28-30 September: Eindhoven, Netherlands

4. 4-6 October: Budapest, Hungary


5. 2-4 November: Beijing, China

6. 9-11 November: Tokyo, Japan

7. 15-17 November: Singapore, Singapore
 

Detailed information regarding each host city, such as venue info, dates and competition schedule, is now available on FINA website https://www.fina.org/sites/default/files/general/fina_swc_presentation_2018_full_04.pdf .

A revised format for the 30th edition of the Swimming World Cup will be tested. The seven-leg competition will integrate meets held in 25m-pool as well as meets in 50m­-pool, with the main objective being to increase the level of participation.

As per usual, the 2018 circuit will be divided into three Clusters, with two legs each in the first two stages and three in the final Cluster. FINA distributes a total prize money reaching over US$ 2.5 million in the World Cup, the sum equally divided between men and women.

The first two meets will be held in a 50m-pool, with a total of 32 individual events and 2 relays. The second and the third Cluster however will be contested in 25m-­pools and comprise of 34 individual events and 2 relays.

All meets will run across three days and swimmers are allowed to swim an unlimited number of individual events, however only the 3 best results may count towards the ranking/scoring.

Schedule:

The competiton schedule of the morning and the evening session are the same!
The preliminaries are always in the morning session and start at 09:30, the finals are always in the evening session and start at 18:00,  except on Saturday (6 October) the evening session start at 17:00!

DAY 1 | 12 EVENTS

  • 400m FREESTYLE WOMEN
  • 400m FREESTYLE MEN
  • 100m IND. MEDLEY WOMEN
  • 100m IND. MEDLEY MEN
  • 50m BACKSTROKE WOMEN
  • 200m BACKSTROKE MEN
  • AWARD CEREMONY EVENTS 1 TO 6
  • 200m BUTTERFLY WOMEN
  • 100m BUTTERFLY MEN
  • 200m BREASTSTROKE WOMEN
  • 100m BREASTSTROKE MEN
  • 50m FREESTYLE WOMEN
  • 50m FREESTYLE MEN
  • AWARD CEREMONY EVENTS 7 TO 12

DAY 2 | 12 EVENTS

  • 400m IND. MEDLEY WOMEN
  • 1500m FREESTYLE MEN
  • 50m BACKSTROKE MEN
  • 200m FREESTYLE WOMEN
  • 200m IND. MEDLEY MEN
  • 100m BACKSTROKE WOMEN
  • AWARD CEREMONY EVENTS 1 TO 6
  • 50m BREASTSTROKE MEN
  • 50m BUTTERFLY WOMEN
  • 100m FREESTYLE MEN
  • 100m BREASTSTROKE WOMEN
  • 200m BUTTERFLY MEN
  • 4X50m FREESTYLE MIXED
  • AWARD CEREMONY EVENTS 7 TO 12

DAY 3 | 12 EVENTS

  • 400m IND. MEDLEY MEN
  • 800m FREESTYLE WOMEN
  • 100m BUTTERFLY WOMEN
  • 50m BUTTERFLY MEN
  • 200m BACKSTROKE WOMEN
  • 100m BACKSTROKE MEN
  • AWARD CEREMONY EVENTS 1 TO 6
  • 50m BREASTSTROKE WOMEN
  • 200m BREASTSTROKE MEN
  • 100m FREESTYLE WOMEN
  • 200m FREESTYLE MEN
  • 200m IND. MEDLEY WOMEN
  • 4X50m MEDLEY MIXED
  • AWARD CEREMONY EVENTS 7 TO 12

 

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