On February 1, the world's finest marathon swimmers will gather to
for the first race (Patagones-Viedma) of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World
The remaining six stages will take place in Manzanillo (MEX) on April 5, Setubal (POR) on June 28, Lac St. Jean (CAN) on July 24, Lac Magog (CAN) on July 31, Lac Megantic (CAN) on August 9, and Hong Kong (HKG) on October 4.
One day later still in
Argentina, swimmers will test their
endurance and strategy skills in the first stop of the FINA Open Water Swimming
Grand Prix, the 57km Santa Fe-Coronda race. The event, which provides open
water swimmers with an opportunity to compete in some of the world's most
spectacular waterways - rivers, lakes, ocean, etc. - features races ranging
from 15km to 88km!
Seven meets are on this year's programme: the first two take place in Argentina (Santa Fe-Coronda on February 2 and Hernandarias on February 9) and will be followed by Manzanillo (MEX) on March 29, Lac St. Jean (CAN) on July 26, Lac Magog (CAN) on August 2, Ohrid Lake (MKD, dates tbc) and Capri-Napoli (ITA) on September 6.
Last year, Olga Kozydub from
Damian Blaum were the winners of the overall series Argentina