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FINA Swimming World Cup

Launched in 1979, the FINA Swimming World Cup gathers world-class swimmers in a series of two-day meets organised between August and November each year.

Across seven or eight locations, the circuit is structured in clusters (Middle East, Europe and Asia) and distributes a total of prize money reaching US$ 2 million.

A total 32 events are on the competition programme.

From 2015-2017, airweave will be the Title Sponsor of the World Cup.

 results and rankings Updated 2015 Results & Rankings in one document  

FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015


August 11-12 Moscow (RUS)
August 15-16
Paris-Chartres (FRA)
September 25-26
Hong Kong (HKG)
September 29-30 Beijing (CHN)
October 3-4
Singapore (SIN)
October 28-29
Tokyo (JPN)
November 2-3Doha (QAT)
November 6-7
Dubai (UAE)


SWC 2015, Singapore, Day 2: Iron Lady wraps up the FINA Swimming World Cup with a bang

Swimming World Cup

Katinka Hosszu (HUN) gave a stellar performance on Day 2 of the Singapore leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 presented by Yakult. Nicknamed the "Iron Lady" by fans across the world, Hosszu proved why she is a force to be reckoned with at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

The 26-year-old clinched medals for all five events that she competed in, allowing her to rack up 237 points and remain the overall leader. Hosszu claimed gold in both the women’s 400m Freestyle in 4:12.00 as well as the women’s 400m Individual Medley in 7:37.30.

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SWC 2015, Singapore: FINA/airweave World Cup swimmers unfazed by haze in Singapore

Swimming World Cup

The haze situation has forced organisers of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup Singapore 2015 to cancel two events, but star swimmers like Missy Franklin and Cameron van der Burgh remained unfazed and said they are ready to compete in this weekend’s events at the OCBC Acquatic Centre.

Speaking at a press conference, FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu said the world governing body’s top priority at this weekend’s event is the health of the athletes, officials and spectators.

Thus, the two freestyle events – the men’s 1500m and women’s 800m, have been cancelled.  

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SWC 2015, Beijing, Day 2: Emily Seebohm storms 2nd fastest women's 100m backstroke at World Cup in Beijing

Swimming World Cup

Beijing, September 30 - World champions Emily Seebohm of Australia scored the second fastest time of the year in the women's 100m backstroke at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 here on Wednesday.

Seebohm, double winner in the 100m and 200m backstroke in the World Championships in Kazan last month, claimed victory in the 100m back in 58.59, which ranked second in the world rankings just behind her own result and was well enough for her world title. Missy Franklin of United States came to fourth after Katinka Hosszu of Hungary and Chen Jie of China.

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SWC 2015, Beijing, Day 1: Li Zhuhao sets new world junior record at FINA World Cup in Beijing

Swimming World Cup

Beijing, Sept. 29 -- The 16-year-old Li Zhuhao of China renewed a world junior record in the men's 50m butterfly as the Chinese swimmers snatched 5 golds at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in the National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) here in Beijing on Tuesday.

Li, who broke the world junior record in the 200m butterfly at the Chinese National Swimming Championships in early September in 1:55.92, continued his winning form in the 50m butterfly 23.39, beating the previous world junior record 23.61. Xu Jiayu and Kazan 100m freestyle world champion Ning Zeton came to second and third 23.66 and 24.09,  respectively.

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SWC 2015, Beijing: World champions Ning Zetao, Hosszu, Franklin to show up at World Cup Beijing

Swimming World Cup

Beijing (CHIN), September 28, 2015 - Newly crowned men's 100m freestyle world champion Ning Zetao (CHN) will compete in the 50m butterfly at the two-day FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup at the National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) from Sept. 29-30, together with Hungary's Katinka Hosszu and American star Missy Franklin.
Ning, who claimed the men's 100m freestyle title at the FINA World Championships in Kazan and became the first Chinese male to win in this sprint event at the worlds, revealed that he needs to prepare for the Military World Games in early October.

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SWC 2015, Hong Kong, Day 2: Aussie World Championship swimmers rule the pool

Swimming World Cup

A team effort by Australian swimmers at Day 2 of the Hong Kong leg of the 2015 FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup saw five members of the national squad claim five gold medals in competition tonight.

The Japanese team finished their meet with another three gold medals to go with the four they claimed on Day 1, and among the individual performers, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) turned in another stellar performance, claiming a trio of gold medals to go with the five she won on Day 1.

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SWC 2015, Hong Kong, Day 1: Hosszu goes hunting for gold in a near-perfect display

Swimming World Cup

Hong Kong turned on a warm welcome for Katinka Hosszu (HUN) as she returned to the pool where she set new standards last year in claiming a record number of wins in a FINA Swimming World Cup event.

Day 1 of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in Hong Kong saw Hosszu in imperious form, claiming five gold medals from six events.

The opening event of Cluster 2 (Hong Kong/Beijing/Singapore) of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2015 began with the blue-ribband Men’s 100m Freestyle which saw Katsumi Nakamura win in a time of 49.48, in a blanket finish across the pool.

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SWC 2015, Paris-Chartres, Day 2: Katinka Hosszu and Cameron Van der Burgh are first cluster winners

Swimming World Cup

In a very prolific field for Day 2 at Paris-Chartres, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) and Cameron Van der Burgh (RSA) were sacred the two first cluster winners.

Between Moscow and Chartres, Hosszu has totalised 8 gold medals. She has won the 100m and 200m free, the 200m and 400m IM of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup first leg and all same four events in Chartres for the second rendezvous.

Van der Burgh, who had to leave before the end of the competition to go home, took the lead of the provisional rankings with 96 points.

One more time the South-African proved the strongest in the 100m breast as he was aiming for a double in Chartes, a feat he already achieved in Moscow last week. Nicolas Fink (USA), who won 200m Breaststroke on Day 1, placed second in front of Cody Miller (USA).

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SWC 2015, Paris-Chartres, Day 1: Intense French leg for the swimmers

Swimming World Cup

Katinka Hosszu (HUN)’s two victories, Chad Le Clos (RSA) outstanding butterfly strokes and French team’s overall good results were the highlights of the first competition day at the second leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in Paris-Chartres (FRA).

France was well-represented today in Chartres with 28 athletes taking part in the competition as French swimmers emerged victorious in three events; the men’s 100m freestyle with Mehdy Metella touching home in 48.69 in front of a cheering crowd and the men’s 100m backstroke with triple World champion Camille Lacourt. And finally, the surprise of the day, Anna Santamans, who qualified fastest for the women's freestyle 50m final, more than 0.6 second faster than number two Natalie Coughlin (USA), topped the 50m free for the pleasure of the crowd. Coughlin finished second touching home in 24.78.

The latter topped the 50m backstroke in 27.65. With this victory Coughlin wins her 25th gold medal at the World Cup and her first since 2010. The American hadn’t participated in a World Cup leg since five years. Emily Seebohm (AUS) won this event in Moscow but took the second place in Chartres.

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SWC 2015: Le Clos: “The most important is that great swimmers are competing in Chartres”

Swimming World Cup

FINA and the Fédération Française de Natation (FFN) today declared open the second leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in Chartres (FRA). A total 36 countries will be competing in 38 finals that will resume on Saturday August 15 in the Odyssée Complex and run through Sunday August 16.

FINA Executive Director Mr. Cornel Marculescu, FFN Secretary General Michel Sauget, NAT Event Organisation (NEO) CEO Dominique Baron and city of Chartres representative Karine Dorange attended the press conference demonstrating the municipality’s commitment and support to the annual circuit of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup.

French swimming stars Camille Lacourt (winner of the men's 50m and 100m Backstroke in Moscow) and Florent Manaudou took questions from the media representatives on-site. Other internationally recognised athletes taking part today were Alia Atkinson (JAM), Missy Franklin (USA) and Chad Le Clos (RSA) overall winner of last year’s Swimming World Cup.  

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