PR 71 - SWC 2015: Swimming stars to shine in Russian capital

Press Release

The 2015 edition of the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup will kick-off in Moscow (RUS) on August 11-12 with the presence of many stars aiming at shining in this prestigious 50m-pool circuit. Among them, the 2013 and 2014 winners of the series, Chad Le Clos (RSA) in the men’s field and Katinka Hosszu (HUN) in the women’s category.

Olympiisky Swimming Pool will see around 250 swimmers will compete over the 32 events on the programme. Besides Le Clos and Hosszu, other athletes to watch include Emily Seebohm (AUS) Fabien Gilot and Camille Lacourt (FRA), Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA), Yuliya Efimova and Kirill Prigoda (RUS), Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA), Katy Campbell (USA)

The FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 comprises eight legs distributed on three clusters, according to the following schedule:

2015 FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup Calendar:

Cluster 1:
August 11-12 - Moscow (RUS)
August 15-16 - Paris-Chartres (FRA)

Cluster 2:
September 25-26 - Hong Kong (HKG)
September 29-30 - Beijing (CHN)
October 3-4 - Singapore (SIN)

Cluster 3:
October 28-29 - Tokyo (JPN)
November 2-3 - Doha (QAT)
November 6-7 - Dubai (UAE)

In order to reward the best athletes and performances, a total of nearly US$ 2 million is available and includes the prize money provided at each meet, cluster, and overall ranking, plus bonuses for the establishment of World Records.

The FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 can be followed on the FINA website thanks to a live FINAtv streaming and live info feed for the finals at each meet.

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