World Aquatics announced today that Funchal, Portugal will serve as the host city for the final leg of the World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup 2023. Ensuring athlete safety remains the paramount concern for World Aquatics, prompting the decision to relocate the event following recent occurrences in Israel.

Originally slated to occur in Eilat, Israel from December 1-2, 2023, the Open Water Swimming World Cup will now unfold in Funchal, Portugal from December 2-3, 2023.

The competition will feature the Men’s and Women’s Individual 10km events on Saturday, December 2, followed by the Mixed 3x1500m Relay on Sunday, December 3.