With a special athlete experience tour lined up alongside a total series prize purse of over $500,000 USD, along with additional bonuses available, the FINA Swimming World Cup 2022 series will bring many of the biggest stars of the sport top-level racing opportunities in Europe and North America this autumn.
LAUSANNE (SUI) – Looking to carry the momentum into additional race opportunities for swimmers, FINA is delighted today to share the competition schedule for the three legs of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2022 calendar, where some of the biggest stars of the sport will compete over three tour stops of world-class swimming from 21st October to 5th November.
The FINA Swimming World Cup 2022 competition gets underway in Berlin (GER) from 21-23 October, before heading to North America for tour stops in Toronto (CAN) from 28-30 October and then concluding the three consecutive weeks of competition in Indianapolis (USA) from 3-5 November.
The competition will welcome 1,000 of the world’s best swimmers from approximately 60 countries, who will additionally compete for USD $224,000 prize money ($112,000 per gender) awarded at each city to the top 20 male and female athletes.
The series will offer a total series prize purse of USD 262,000 per gender, which will be awarded to the top eight men and women athletes, based on their overall ranking.
Other financial incentives:
- World Record bonus prize money of USD $10,000 per record
- A “Crown” of USD $10,000 for all athletes who win the same event in all three city stops
Before factoring in for bonuses, the overall prize purse of this year’s FINA Swimming World Cup is USD $1.2 million.
“We are delighted that the FINA Swimming World Cup 2022 calendar will see the best swimmers from around the world compete in the three iconic cities of Berlin, Toronto and Indianapolis,” said FINA President Husain Al-Musallam.
“Not only will additional prize money opportunities be available throughout the series, but athletes will also benefit from the World Cup Experience programme, a full line-up of local tours and activities in each of the cities, providing a top experience for all athletes in and out of the pool.”
The FINA Swimming World Cup 2021 was highlighted by the World Record set by Kyle Chalmers (AUS) in the 100m Freestyle. Additionally, the series saw four World Junior Records set, three by Matthew Sates of South Africa, and USA in the Mixed 4x50m Medley Relay. Sates and Emma McKeon (AUS) come into the 2022 season as the reigning FINA Swimming World Cup overall winners.