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

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

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


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

Concept

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

  • 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

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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