FINA Swimming World Cup

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The FINA Swimming World Cup is an international series of short course (25 m) swimming meets organized by FINA, the International Federation for swimming. The series was started in the 1988/1989, and is open to swimmers from FINA member countries.

The series has traditionally been held in the northern hemisphere's winter-time (October-February range), placing it within the normal short course competition times for many countries (with long course competition predominating in summer months). In some years, the World Cup has been held across a New Year's, leading to dual-year designations for a given series (e.g. "2004-2005 World Cup"), and in other years, the series has been held entirely on one side of a New Year's Day, leading to a single year description. This latter is the current format in place (e.g. the "2010 World Cup").

Currently, the overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers are awarded prize money.[1]

Events[edit]

The events are the same for all meets, but the competition order may vary. All events are swum prelims/finals, with the exception of the 800m and 1500m freestyle which are swum as timed finals (all swimmers swim just once). The meets are held over two days, with preliminary heats in the morning, and finals in the evening. A noted exception to this style are the meets held in Brazil, where prelims have been in the evening with finals the following morning (and hence a 3-day format).

Series events (all in short course pools):

  • Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 (women only) and 1500 (men only);
  • Backstroke: 50, 100 and 200;
  • Breaststroke: 50, 100 and 200
  • Butterfly: 50, 100 and 200
  • Individual Medley: 100, 200, and 400.

Winners[edit]

Season Name Nationality
1988/1989
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1989/1990
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1991
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1991/1992
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1993
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1994
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1995
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1996
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1997
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1998
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1998/1999
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1999/2000
men Winners in 17 events
women Winners in 17 events
2000/2001
men Winners in 13 events
women Winners in 11 events
2001/2002
men Ed Moses  United States
women Martina Moravcová  Slovakia
2002/2003
men Thomas Rupprath  Germany
women Alison Sheppard  Great Britain
2003/2004
men Ed Moses  United States
women Martina Moravcová  Slovakia
2004/2005
men Ryk Neethling  South Africa
women Anna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden
2005/2006
men Ryk Neethling  South Africa
women Therese Alshammar  Sweden
2007[3]
men Randall Bal  United States
women Therese Alshammar  Sweden
2008
men Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa
women Marieke Guehrer  Australia
2009
men Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa
women Jessica Hardy  United States
2010
men Thiago Pereira  Brazil
women Therese Alshammar  Sweden
2011
men Chad le Clos  South Africa
women Therese Alshammar  Sweden
2012
men Kenneth To  Australia
women Katinka Hosszú  Hungary
2013
men Chad le Clos  South Africa
women Katinka Hosszú  Hungary

Venues[edit]

Country City 88

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91 91

92

93 94 95 96 97 98 98

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06

07 08 09 10 11 12 13 Total
 Australia Hobart X X 2
Melbourne X X X X X 5
Sydney X X X X X X 6
 Brazil Belo Horizonte X X X X X 5
Rio de Janeiro X X X X X X X X 7
 Canada Edmonton X X X X 4
Montreal X X 2
Toronto X 1
Victoria X 1
 China Beijing X X X X X X X X X X 10
Shanghai X X X X X 5
 Finland Espoo X X X 3
 France Paris X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
 Germany Berlin X[4] X[4] X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 16
Bonn X X X X 5
Gelsenkirchen X X X X X X X 7
Rostock X 1
 Great Britain Glasgow X 1
Leicester X X 2
London X 1
Sheffield X X X X X X X X X 9
 Hong Kong Hong Kong X X X X X X X 7
 Italy Desenzano X X 2
Imperia X X X X X X X 7
Milan X X X 3
Saint-Vincent X 1
Venice X 1
 Japan Tokyo X X X X 4
 Netherlands Eindhoven X 1
 Qatar Doha X X 2
 Russia Moscow X X X X X X X X X X 10
Saint Petersburg X[5] X 2
 Singapore Singapore X X X X X X X 7
 South Africa Durban X X X X X X 6
 South Korea Daejon X X X 3
 Spain Palma de Mallorca X 1
 Sweden Gothenburg X X X 3
Malmö X X X X X X X X X X 10
Stockholm X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
 USA College Station, TX X 1
Indianapolis, IN X 1
New York, NY (East Meadow) X X X X X 5
Orlando, FL X 1
Washington, D.C. X X 2
 United Arab Emirates Dubai X X X 3
Total 8 8 7 8 7 7 7 8 8 9 12 12 10 9 7 8 8 8 7 7 5 7 7 8 8

External links[edit]

  • World Cup sponsor Arena's webpage for the circuit.
  • Swim Rankings Results
  • FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup - Dubai Calendar - Dubai Events Official Listings [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2008 - Scoring
  2. ^ a b Moravcova Tops Final FINA World Cup Rankings; Balcerzak is Top American -- January 29, 2001. Swimming World Magazine: published 2001-01-29; retrieved 2009-06-13.
  3. ^ Bal and Alshammar get the world cup. Published 2007-12-11; retrieve from FINA website on 2008-06-25.
  4. ^ a b as East Berlin
  5. ^ as Leningrad