FINA in its official Press release announced the 2016 schedule of the 2016 FINA World Cup circuit and also revealed a return to short course (25-meters’ pool) racing. The circuit also will feature nine total rounds.
Fit was present the calendar of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2016, running from August till October 2016, and distributing USD 2 178 000 in prize money, making it the World’s richest annual swimming series. The prize money will be distributed as follows:
- USD 102 000 at each of the 9 meets (Sub-total USD 918 000)
- USD 300 000 at each of the 3 clusters (Sub-total USD 900 000)
- USD 180 000 for the 3 highest ranked Men & Women swimmers (Sub-total USD 360 000)
In addition, World record bonuses of USD 10 000 will be awarded for each new World record holder set it during the Cup’s series.
For 2016, this prestigious FINA circuit will return to traditional 25-m pool’s format and will comprise nine meets, with one more European stop than in 2015, distributed into three clusters. Each meet will include 34 individual events on the two days’ dynamic swim programme.
Shortly after the conclusion of the Rio-2016 Olympic Games, the World’s elite of swimmers will travel to Paris-Chartres in France to compete in the initial leg of the series on August 26-27. Three days later, will be a comeback in the circuit of Geermany, its capital Berlin (August 30 -31) also will welcome the aquatic stars. The first cluster will then conclude with a last European swim rendezvous in Moscow (September 3-4).
The competition will after proceed to the second cluster with Asiatic events, as usual, in Beijing, Dubai and Doha (October 1-9).
Finally the World Cup 2016 will come to its end in Asia with three traditional stops in short pools of Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong (October 21-30).