A short brake after the first cluster in September, the second cluster will see action in Budapest (HUN), on October 4-6, and then in Berlin (GER) on October 11-13.
Finally, the World Cup will come to an end during the third cluster of the Series, in Kazan (RUS, November 1-3) and Doha (QAT – November 7-9).
For 2019 (it will be the 31st edition of the World Cup), all the meets will take place in a 50m-pool and will be qualifying events for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (JPN).
So the next stop will be in Budapest, where a lot of swimming stars will compete (Katinka Hosszu, Kristof Milak, Boglarka Kapas, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Vladimir Morozov), and we’re looking forward an exciting 3 days as the 2018 World Cup Series too, but the Hungarian capital has already proven many times as a host city.
Budapest has successfully hosted the last FINA World Championships & FINA World Masters Championships in 2017. The great aquatics venue of Duna Arena will be staging other major swimming events this year ranging from the FINA Champions Swim Series, to the FINA World Junior Championships and also to the FINA Swimming World Cup. Budapest was named Sport capital of Europe in 2019, so we are proud that swimming will significantly contribute to the international sport activities of the Hungarian capital. As far as the future is concerned, in 2024 Budapest will host the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) and the FINA World Aquatics Convention.
The FINA Swimming World Cup provides a total of over US$ 2.5 million in prize money to the best athletes, distributed as follows: meet prize money – US$ 1million; cluster prize money – US$ 942’000; overall prize money for series winners – US$ 600’000.