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FINA Open Water Swim World Events

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noun - The FINA Open Water Swim World Events (or the FINA Open Water Mass Swimming World Series) is a new non-elite open water swimming series sanctioned by FINA and conducted on the same courses as the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup courses and dates.

Courses[edit]

The FINA Open Water Swim World Events is a one-loop race or shorter races held the the same course as the FINA World Cup for amateur and masters swimmers.

Swim Series Dates and Locations[edit]

1st race - 6 February - La Patagones Viedma (Argentina), part of Maraton Patagones-Viedma International Open Water Swim
2nd race - 18 June - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3rd race - 23 July - Lac St-Jean (Canada), part of the Traversee international du Lac St-Jean
4th race - 12 August - Lac Mégantic (Canada), part of the Traversee international du Lac Mégantic
5th race - 9 October - Chun'an (China)
6th race - 16 October - Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

2017 La Patagones Viedma[edit]


Amateur swimmers participating on the FINA Open Water Mass Swimming World Series

Concept[edit]

The concept of the FINA Open Water Swim World Events is to combine a mass participation swims alongside the existing FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup events.

Benefits[edit]

  • Increasing the participation in open water swimming events
  • Increasing the revenue for the event organisers
  • Raising the profile of the elite race
  • Providing an opportunity for additional sponsors

2016 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup Series[edit]

1st race - 6 February - La Patagones Viedma (Argentina), part of Maraton Patagones-Viedma International Open Water Swim
2nd race - 27 February - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3rd race - TBC - Cozumel (Mexico)
4th race - 18 June - Balatonfured, Hungary
5th race - 28 July - Lac St-Jean (Canada), part of the Traversee international du Lac St-Jean
6th race - 13 August - Lac Mégantic (Canada), part of the Traversee international du Lac Mégantic
7th race - 9 October - Chun'an (China)
8th race - 15 October - Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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