The World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup 2023 will head for the familiar waters of Setubal. The Portuguese coastal city hosted the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier events in 2012, 2016 and 2021, and the FINA Marathon Swim World Series 2022 opener. This stop will take place from the 27th to the 28th of May. 

World Aquatics President Husain Al-Musallam also expressed his excitement for next season’s competition calendar. “We have the right mix of familiar hosts together with a new host and competition venue to add to our open water swimming racing calendar in 2023,” the FINA President said. “From our start in Sardinia, to the season’s end in Eilat, we can continue to see some of the best performances and closest finishes ever in open water swimming throughout the World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup 2023.”