The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has released the schedule for the 2023 FINA Artistic Swimming World Cup. The FINA World Cup was formerly known as the FINA World Series, which went on from 2017 – 2022.
At this time, the 2023 circuit includes three stops on three different continents, all in new host cities. It will start in Canada in March before heading to Egypt in April and France in May. The dates and location of the Super Final will be announced at a later date.
The schedule for the 2023 World Cup tour has been set:
- March 16 – 18: #1 in Markham, Canada.
- April 28 – 30: #2 in Cairo, Egypt.
- May 5 – 7: #3 in Montpellier, France.
- TBA: Super Final
The international season will open in Markham, a city located near Toronto in the Canadian province of Ontario. The Canadian leg will be the first major event under the new scoring system.
The circuit will then head to Egypt for the first time. The North African nation was supposed to host a World Series event in 2020, but it was ultimately cancelled because of the pandemic. Last time the nation hosted a major international meet was in 2004 with the COMEN Cup in Cairo.
The final World Cup stop will be in the southern French city of Montpellier, located near the Mediterranean Sea. Paris had been the sole French host until now, organizing a World Series leg five times.
There will be no virtual events this season unlike the last two years.
FINA also specified that the top 12 nations in each event category at the conclusion of the three stops would qualify to the Super Final.
Other FINA events for this season include the World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, in July and the World Youth Championships in Athens, Greece in late August.
The 2023 competition calendar will be regularly updated here.
ARTICLE BY CHRISTINA MARMET
Cover photo by Andrea Masini / Deepbluemedia.
If you’ve enjoyed our coverage, please consider donating to Inside Synchro! Any amount helps us run the site and travel costs to cover meets during the season.