FINA Swimming World Cup

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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).

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[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).

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

Winners[edit]

Season Name Nationality
1988–89
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1989–90
men Winners in six events
women Winners in six events
1991
men Winners in six events[3]
women Winners in six events[3]
1991–92
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1993
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1994
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1995
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1996
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1997
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1998
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1998–99
men Winners in six events[2]
women Winners in six events[2]
1999–2000
men Winners in 17 events[2]
women Winners in 17 events[2]
2000–01
men Winners in 13 events[2]
women Winners 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)

Most Triumphs[edit]

[1]

As of March 30, 2018
  • Swimmers in Activity*
  • r = relays
No. Men Country Wins Women Country Wins
1 Chad le Clos  South Africa 138* Katinka Hosszú  Hungary 254 + 2(r)*
2 Vladimir Morozov  Russia 66 + 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 60*
5 Randall Bal  United States 54 Yana Klochkova  Ukraine 60
6 Mark Foster  United Kingdom 53 Antje Buschschulte  Germany 52
7 Christian Keller  Germany 53 Mette Jacobsen  Denmark 52
8 Daiya Seto  Japan 43* Sandra Voelker  Germany 45
9 Ryk Neethling  South Africa 43 Franziska Van Almsick  Germany 42
10 Alexander Popov  Russia 42 Jenny Thompson  United States 37

Venues[edit]

Country City 88

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07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 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 14
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
 Italy Desenzano 2
Imperia 7
Milan 3
Saint-Vincent 1
Venice 1
 Japan Tokyo 8
 Netherlands Eindhoven 2
 Qatar Doha 6
 Russia Moscow 14
Saint Petersburg [6] 2
 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wayback Machine". 21 June 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Wayback Machine". 21 June 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  5. ^ a b as East Berlin
  6. ^ as Leningrad

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