FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup
The FINA 10K World Cup (or the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup or the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup) is a pro circuit that includes an annual global series of professional marathon swimming competitions organized by FINA. The races are 10 kilometers in distance and are held in countries such as Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Mexico.
Many of the races are in loop courses that allow for spectators to see the athletes battling with each other throughout the race. There are usually around 250 total male and female athletes every year who compete in this series. Its longer equivalent on the professional marathon swimming circuit is the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix that has a number of races longer than 15 km.
The top pro swimmers travel the world to participate in the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup.
2013 FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup Series
27 January 2013 – Santos (Brazil) 10km World Cup (Maratona Aquática Internacional de Santos – Unisanta)
2 February 2013 – Patagones-Viedma (Argentina) 10km World Cup (La Patagones Viedma)
1 March 2013 – Eliat, Israel 10km World Cup
13 April 2013 – Cancun, Mexico 10km World Cup
25 July 2013 – Lac St-Jean, Canada 10km World Cup Traversee international du Lac St-Jean
11 August 2013 – Lac Mégantic, Canada 10km World Cup Traversee international du Lac Mégantic
6 October 2013 – Hong Kong 10km World Cup
13 October 2013 – Shantou, China 10km World Cup
FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup 2012
1. FINA 10KM WORLD CUP 2012 – SANTOS (BRA) on 29 January 2012 in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2. FINA 10KM WORLD CUP 2012 – PATAGONES-VIEDMA (ARG) on 4 February 2012 in Patogones-Viedma, Argentina
3. FINA 10KM WORLD CUP 2012 – EILAT (ISR) on 1 April 2012 in Eilat, Israel
4. FINA 10KM WORLD CUP 2012 – CANCUN (MEX) on 24 April 2012 in Cancun, Mexico
5. FINA 10KM WORLD CUP 2012 – LAC ST-JEAN (CAN) on 26 July 2012 in Lac St-Jean, Roberval, Canada
6. FINA 10KM WORLD CUP 2012 – LAC MÉGANTIC (CAN) on 11 August 2012 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada
7. FINA 10KM WORLD CUP 2012 – HONG KONG on 7 October 2012 in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, China
8. FINA 10KM WORLD CUP 2012 – SHANTOU (CHN) on 14 October 2012 in Xin Jinhe, Shantou, Guangong, China
2012 Women’s Rankings – Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the 2012 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup series.
2012 Men’s Rankings – Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece won the 2012 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup series.
2011 Men’s Rankings – Thomas Lurz of Germany won the 2011 FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup Series
2011 Female’s Rankings – Angela Maurer of Germany won the 2011 FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup Series