FINA Communications Department

A total of 109 swimmers from 28 National Federations confirmed their participation in the brand new “FINA Champions Swim Series”, a three-leg prestigious circuit kicking-off in 2019. The first stop of the competition will be in Guangzhou (CHN) on April 27-28; the swimming stars will then compete in Budapest (HUN) on May 11-12; Indianapolis (USA) will conclude the show on May 31-June 1.  

Displaying an innovative competition format – only finals will be held, with four swimmers per final – each of the legs will have 14 individual races. The athletes’ participation is on an invitational basis, and comprises Olympic and World medallists, World Record holders and the best of the 2018 world ranking.

Held in 50m-pool, the “FINA Champions Swim Series” will distribute over US$ 3 million in prize money and will be a qualifying competition for the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR) and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (JPN).

The list of participating athletes can be found here