The world’s best open water athletes compete in five enticing locations across three continents during next year's World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup series.
LAUSANNE - The World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup 2024 calendar will see the world’s best open water swimmers compete in five iconic locations across three continents.
The 18th season of the World Aquatics Open Water World Cup 2024 is set to make the following five stops:
#1 – Soma Bay (EGY) - 23-24 March
#2 - Golfo Aranci (ITA) - 25-26 May
#3 - Setubal (POR) - 1-2 June
#4 - Hong Kong (CHN) - 26-27 October - TBC
#5 - Eilat (ISR) - TBC
The Open Water Swimming World Cup 2024 season will get underway in the crystal-clear waters of Soma Bay, Egypt, hosts of the successful Open Water Swimming World Cup 2023 as part of the Egypt Aquatics Festival.
The second stop will be Golfo Aranci, Italy, a coastal town renowned for its warm Sardinian hospitality.
"Sardinia is a second home for many of us who compete in open water swimming. It’s always a joy to race there,” said German swimmer Leonie Beck.
A week after Golfo Aranci the tour will make another stop in familiar surroundings, around the beautiful port city of Setubal, Portugal. The Sado Estuary Nature Reserve has successfully welcomed multiple World Aquatics open water events, including the Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier events in 2012, 2016 and 2021, the Marathon Swim World Series 2022, and the World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup 2023.
“Open water swimming is a big part of our culture and we are always happy to welcome friends from around the world to compete,” said Portuguese swimmer Tiago Campos.
Stop four of the World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup 2024 will see athletes head east for the 13th open water event in Hong Kong, a city that seamlessly blends vibrant culture with stunning natural beauty. The final stop will be in Eilat, with further details to be confirmed at a later date.
“Every stop of the World Aquatics Open Water World Cup 2024 provides something extraordinary, from the crystal-clear waters of Soma Bay to the Hong Kong skyline,” said World Aquatics President Captain Husain Al-Musallam. “Next year promises to be a really special one for open water swimming.”