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. The series was started in the 1988/1989, and is open to swimmers from FINA member countries. For the 2015 edition, the series were held in long course pools instead of short course. 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 the northern hemisphere's summer months).

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

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).

Current series events (all in short course pools):

Winners

SeasonNameNationality
1988–89
menWinners in six events [2]
womenWinners in six events [2]
1989–90
menWinners in six events
womenWinners in six events
1991
menWinners in six events [3]
womenWinners in six events [3]
1991–92
menWinners in six events [2]
womenWinners in six events [2]
1993
menWinners in six events [2]
womenWinners in six events [2]
1994
menWinners in six events [2]
womenWinners in six events [2]
1995
menWinners in six events [2]
womenWinners in six events [2]
1996
menWinners in six events [2]
womenWinners in six events [2]
1997
menWinners in six events [2]
womenWinners in six events [2]
1998
menWinners in six events [2]
womenWinners in six events [2]
1998–99
menWinners in six events [2]
womenWinners in six events [2]
1999–2000
menWinners in 17 events [2]
womenWinners in 17 events [2]
2000–01
menWinners in 13 events [2]
womenWinners in 11 events [2]
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 [4]
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)

Most triumphs

As of November 4, 2018
No.MenCountryWinsWomenCountryWins
1 Chad le Clos   South Africa 143* Katinka Hosszú   Hungary 282 + 2(r)*
2 Vladimir Morozov   Russia 84 + 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 66*
5 Randall Bal   United States 54 Yana Klochkova   Ukraine 60
6 Mark Foster   United Kingdom 53 Sarah Sjöström   Sweden 58*
7 Christian Keller   Germany 53 Mette Jacobsen   Denmark 52
8 Daiya Seto   Japan 46* 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

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  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
Shanghai 5
  Finland Espoo 3
  France Chartres-Paris 2
Paris 14
  Germany Berlin [5] [5] 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 8
  Netherlands Eindhoven 3
  Qatar Doha 7
  Russia Moscow 14
Saint Petersburg [6] 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
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References

  1. "Wayback Machine". 21 June 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 "FINA Swimming World cup : Golden Book" (PDF). Fina.org. 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. 1 2 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.
  4. "Wayback Machine". 21 June 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. 1 2 as East Berlin
  6. as Leningrad