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Launched in 1979, the FINA Swimming World Cup gathers world-class swimmers in a series of two-day meets organised between August and November each year. Across nine locations, the circuit is structured in clusters (Middle East, Europe and Asia) and distributes a total of prize money reaching US$ 2 million. 

From 2015-2017, airweave will be the Title Sponsor of the World Cup

Record-breaking Belmonte and Sjostrom shine on the Eindhoven stage

Mireia Belmonte (ESP) shattered the 400m IM world record on her way to a third gold from three swims, while Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) lowered her own 200m free mark — her second world record of the meet — as the Eindhoven leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup drew to a close on Saturday.

Previous 400m IM record holder Katinka Hosszu (HUN) set a strong pace in the first half of the race, and touched just ahead of the Spaniard at halfway, 0.53 inside the world record split.

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12Aug2017

SWC Eindhoven rocks as Sjostrom smashes 100m free record again

Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) smashed her own world record in the 100m free, on the opening night of the FINA/airweave World Cup in Eindhoven, on Friday.

The Swede clocked 50.58 secs, lowering her previous best — set only last week in Moscow — by 0.19 at a packed and raucous Pieter van den Hoogenband Stadium.

Home crowd-favourite Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) was second in 51.19, with Cate Campbell (AUS) third. 

Accompanied by a light show, pumping beats and a lively crowd, Eindhoven was certainly rocking.

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11Aug2017

Dutch delight as Kromowidjojo targets Tokyo ahead of Eindhoven SWC challenge

Dutch fans got the news they wanted to hear on Thursday when Ranomi Kromowidjojo said she would continue swimming until Tokyo 2020.

Kromowidjojo made the announcement at the press conference for the Eindhoven leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup.

“I said I would continue until the World Championships in Budapest, and after that I would decide whether to keep swimming, but I knew before Budapest that I would,” she said.

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10Aug2017

SWC 2017,Berlin, Day 2: Another two World Records

Katinka Hosszu from Hungary and the Dutch Ranomi Kromowidjo set the highlights on the second day of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017 on August 6-7 in the “Schwimm- und Sporthalle am Europapark” (SSE) in Berlin.

Both set new world records.

First the “Iron Lady” from Budapest broke her own best time in the 100m IM. Then Kromowidjojocame back as the former world record holder with a 22.93 in the 50m freestyle.  

In the overall ranking Sjostrom is leading. The five-time World Cup winner Hosszu is second for the moment.

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08Aug2017

SWC 2017: Sarah Sjostrom with two victories in Berlin on Day 1

Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom, the Hungarian “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu and the Russians Vladimir Morosov and Kirill Prigoda have been the outstanding competitors at the second leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup on August 6-7 at the “Schwimm- und Sporthalle am Europapark” (SSE) in Berlin. Sjostrom won the 200m freestyle (1:51.56) and the 50m butterfly (24.57). Hosszu beat her own world cup record in the 400m individual medley (4:19.82).

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07Aug2017

SWC 2017: Sarah Sjostrom is expecting more world records in Berlin

After the opening with two world records by the Swedish Sarah Sjostrom in 50m freestyle in 23.10 seconds and the 100m freestyle in 50.77 seconds in the Russian capital Moscow the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup stops in Berlin for the second leg of the first cluster. The final leg of the first cluster will be next weekend in Eindhoven (August 10-11). Altogether competitors from 37 FINA member federations have entered for the event. Including for example the Cook-Islands as one of the exotic countries in swimming.

 

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05Aug2017

SWC 2017, Moscow Day 2, Very fast Sjostrom (SWE) swims second WR of the meet

With two World Records in the 50 and 100m freestyle Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) was the central figure of the Moscow leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017.

After breaking the World Record in the 50m free (23.10), Sarah Sjostrom got her second 10 000 USD check for her incredible victory in the 100m free, clocking 50.77.

The previous record holder Cate Campbell (AUS), who set the mark in November 2015 (50.91), placed third this evening in 51.59. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) touched second (51.14).

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04Aug2017

SWC 2017, Moscow, Day 1 - A welcome World Record for Sjostrom (SWE) in 50 free

The women’s 50 free final at the end of the evening session was the highlight of the first day of the Moscow leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017, that opened the first cluster of the short course annual Series.

Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) made a successful victory, breaking the world record in 23.10. Sjostrom improved the result of Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED), registered in December 2015 (23,24). The previous record holder herself touched second, clocking 23,39. Cate Campbell (AUS) placed third (23,96).

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03Aug2017

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