FINA Swimming World Cup

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The venue for the FINA Swimming World Cup in Eindhoven before start of the event.

The FINA Swimming World Cup is an international series of short course (25 m) swimming meets organized by FINA, the International Federation for swimming. Launched in 1988, the FINA Swimming World Cup gathers world-class swimmers in a series of two-day meets organised between August and November each year. Across nine locations, the circuit is structured in clusters (Middle East, Europe and Asia) and distributes a total of prize money reaching US$ 2.5 million. [1]

Currently, the overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place winners are awarded prize money.[2] The men’s and women’s series winners take home $150,000 each, runners-up $100,000, and third-place finishers $50,000, following a prize-money increase announced by FINA in September 2017.

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 800 m and 1500 m 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 three-day format).

On most years, the races are help in short course pools; the exception recently being the season leading up to an Olympic year, where events are swum in long course venues.

Current 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
  • Relays: 4 × 50 m mixed freestyle, 4 × 50 m mixed medley, 4 × 100 m mixed freestyle, 4 × 100 m mixed medley[3]

Winners[edit]

Season Name Nationality
1988–89
men Winners in six events[4]
women Winners in six events[4]
1989–90
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1991
men Winners in six events[5]
women Winners in six events[5]
1991–92
men Winners in six events[4]
women Winners in six events[4]
1993
men Winners in six events[4]
women Winners in six events[4]
1994
men Winners in six events[4]
women Winners in six events[4]
1995
men Winners in six events[4]
women Winners in six events[4]
1996
men Winners in six events[4]
women Winners in six events[4]
1997
men Winners in six events[4]
women Winners in six events[4]
1998
men Winners in six events[4]
women Winners in six events[4]
1998–99
men Winners in six events[4]
women Winners in six events[4]
1999–2000
men Winners in 17 events[4]
women Winners in 17 events[4]
2000–01
men Winners in 13 events[4]
women Winners in 11 events[4]
2001–02
men Ed Moses  United States
women Martina Moravcová  Slovakia
2002–03
men Thomas Rupprath  Germany
women Alison Sheppard  Great Britain
2003–04
men Ed Moses (2)  United States
women Martina Moravcová (2)  Slovakia
2004–05
men Ryk Neethling  South Africa
women Anna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden
2005–06
men Ryk Neethling (2)  South Africa
women Therese Alshammar  Sweden
2007[6]
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 (4)
2010
men Thiago Pereira  Brazil
women Therese Alshammar  Sweden
2011
men Chad le Clos  South Africa
women Therese Alshammar (4)  Sweden
2012
men Kenneth To  Australia (2)
women Katinka Hosszú  Hungary
2013
men Chad le Clos  South Africa
women Katinka Hosszú  Hungary
2014
men Chad le Clos  South Africa
women Katinka Hosszú  Hungary
2015
men Cameron van der Burgh (3)  South Africa
women Katinka Hosszú  Hungary
2016
men Vladimir Morozov  Russia
women Katinka Hosszú (5)  Hungary (5)
2017
men Chad le Clos (4)  South Africa (9)
women Sarah Sjöström  Sweden (6)
2018
men Vladimir Morozov (2)  Russia (2)
women Sarah Sjöström (2)  Sweden (7)
2019
men
women

Most triumphs[edit]

[1]

As of August 11, 2019
  • Active Swimmers*
  • r = relays
No. Men Country Wins Women Country Wins
1 Chad le Clos  South Africa 144* Katinka Hosszú  Hungary 300 + 2(r)*
2 Vladimir Morozov  Russia 97 + 14(r)* Martina Moravcová  Slovakia 105
3 Roland Schoeman  South Africa 64 Therese Alshammar  Sweden 93
4 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 59 Alia Atkinson  Jamaica 73*
5 Randall Bal  United States 54 Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 72*
6 Mark Foster  United Kingdom 53 Yana Klochkova  Ukraine 60
7 Christian Keller  Germany 53 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 52
8 Daiya Seto  Japan 47* Antje Buschschulte  Germany 52
9 Ryk Neethling  South Africa 43 Sandra Voelker  Germany 45
10 Alexander Popov  Russia 42 Franziska Van Almsick  Germany 42

Venues[edit]

Country City 88

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91 91

92

93 94 95 96 97 98 98

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02

02

03

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04

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05

05

06

07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
 Australia Hobart 2
Melbourne 5
Sydney 6
 Brazil Belo Horizonte 5
Rio de Janeiro 7
 Canada Edmonton 4
Montreal 2
Toronto 1
Victoria 1
 China Beijing 15
Jinan 1
Shanghai 5
 Finland Espoo 3
 France Chartres-Paris 2
Paris 14
 Germany Berlin [7] [7] 18
Bonn 5
Gelsenkirchen 7
Rostock 1
 Great Britain Glasgow 1
Leicester 2
London 1
Sheffield 9
 Hong Kong Hong Kong 11
 Hungary Budapest 1
 Italy Desenzano 2
Imperia 7
Milan 3
Saint-Vincent 1
Venice 1
 Japan Tokyo 9
 Netherlands Eindhoven 3
 Qatar Doha 7
 Russia Moscow 14
Saint Petersburg [8] 2
Kazan 1
 Singapore Singapore 11
 South Africa Durban 6
 South Korea Daejon 3
 Spain Palma de Mallorca 1
 Sweden Gothenburg 3
Malmö 10
Stockholm 12
 USA College Station, TX 1
Indianapolis, IN 1
New York, NY (East Meadow) 5
Orlando, FL 1
Washington, D.C. 2
 United Arab Emirates Dubai 6
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 7 8 9 8 5 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fina.org/event/fina-swimming-world-cup-2019/details
  2. ^ "Wayback Machine". 21 June 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ Disciplins and results of Swimming World Cup 2018 #1 Kazan. http://www.fina.org/event/swimming-world-cup-2018-1/results
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "FINA Swimming World cup : Golden Book" (PDF). Fina.org. 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b Moravcova Tops Final FINA World Cup Rankings; Balcerzak is Top American – January 29, 2001 Archived April 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Swimming World Magazine: published 2001-01-29; retrieved 2009-06-13.
  6. ^ "Wayback Machine". 21 June 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  7. ^ a b as East Berlin
  8. ^ as Leningrad

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