FINA Swimming World Cup

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

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

Season Name Nationality
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
menEd Moses United States
womenMartina Moravcová Slovakia
2002–03
menThomas Rupprath Germany
womenAlison Sheppard Great Britain
2003–04
menEd Moses (2) United States
womenMartina Moravcová (2) Slovakia
2004–05
menRyk Neethling South Africa
womenAnna-Karin Kammerling Sweden
2005–06
menRyk Neethling (2) South Africa
womenTherese Alshammar Sweden
2007[4]
menRandall Bal United States
womenTherese Alshammar Sweden
2008
menCameron van der Burgh South Africa
womenMarieke Guehrer Australia
2009
menCameron van der Burgh South Africa
womenJessica Hardy United States (4)
2010
menThiago Pereira Brazil
womenTherese Alshammar Sweden
2011
menChad le Clos South Africa
womenTherese Alshammar (4) Sweden
2012
menKenneth To Australia (2)
womenKatinka Hosszú Hungary
2013
menChad le Clos South Africa
womenKatinka Hosszú Hungary
2014
menChad le Clos South Africa
womenKatinka Hosszú Hungary
2015
menCameron van der Burgh (3) South Africa
womenKatinka Hosszú Hungary
2016
menVladimir Morozov Russia
womenKatinka Hosszú (5) Hungary (5)
2017
menChad le Clos (4) South Africa (9)
womenSarah Sjöström Sweden (6)

Most Triumphs

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

CountryCity 88

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89

90

91 91

92

93 94 95 96 97 98 98

99

99

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01

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02

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03

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04

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05

05

06

07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Total
 Australia Hobart2
Melbourne5
Sydney6
 Brazil Belo Horizonte5
Rio de Janeiro7
 Canada Edmonton4
Montreal2
Toronto1
Victoria1
 China Beijing14
Shanghai5
 Finland Espoo3
 France Chartres-Paris2
Paris 14
 Germany Berlin[5][5]18
Bonn5
Gelsenkirchen7
Rostock1
 Great Britain Glasgow1
Leicester2
London1
Sheffield9
 Hong Kong Hong Kong11
 Italy Desenzano2
Imperia7
Milan3
Saint-Vincent1
Venice1
 Japan Tokyo8
 Netherlands Eindhoven2
 Qatar Doha6
 Russia Moscow14
Saint Petersburg[6]2
 Singapore Singapore11
 South Africa Durban6
 South Korea Daejon3
 Spain Palma de Mallorca1
 Sweden Gothenburg3
Malmö10
Stockholm12
 USA College Station, TX1
Indianapolis, IN1
New York, NY (East Meadow)5
Orlando, FL1
Washington, D.C.2
 United Arab Emirates Dubai6
Total88787778891212109788877577887898

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
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