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2022 FINA World Cup: What You Need to Know


2022 FINA World Cup: What You Need to Know


With short-course season in full swing, some of the sport's biggest stars are already testing international competition. The 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup kicks off October 21 in Berlin for the first of the three-leg competition. The Berlin stretch goes through October 23 before moving to Vancouver, Canada from October 28-30 and Indianapolis, Indiana from November 3-5. 

Athlete Overview


A strong group of Americans is set to compete at all three stops, with Erika Brown, Nic Fink, Hali Flickinger, Kieran Smith, Tom Shields, Shaine Casas and Beata Nelson entered to swim at each location. For the Germany stop specifically, this group will be joined by the likes of Linnea Mack, Paige Madden and numerous club swimmers from the United States. To view the full breakdown of Americans competing in Berlin, click here. The Toronto stop will feature 24 Americans, including Olympians Erika Brown, Leah Smith, Kieran Smith, Katie Ledecky and more. 

Additionally, the Indianapolis stop is expected to feature nearly 40 U.S. National Team members, 12 junior athletes and many more club swimmers. Click here to see some of the names and head to tickets.usaswimming.org to watch the event in person.

Prize Money

The series will feature a number of monetary prizes for the top-finishing athletes. The overall winner of the series, for men and for women, is the athlete with the highest overall points after completion of all the Meets from the series.

The overall prize purse of this year’s FINA Swimming World Cup is $1.2 million. For each meet, the top-20 male and female athletes will share $224,000 in prize money ($112,000 per gender). At the end of the series, an additional $262,000 will be awarded to the top eight men and women athletes, based on their overall ranking. The full prize-money breakdown can be found here

Streaming & Schedule

For American viewers, FINA announced that the competition can be streamed on FINA's website and YouTube channel. A complete breakdown of scheduling can be found below.

FINA World Cup - Berlin
  • Heats: October 21-23, beginning at 2:30 a.m. ET.
  • Finals: October 21-22, beginning at 1 p.m. ET; October 23 beginning at 4 a.m. ET

FINA World Cup - Toronto
  • Heats: October 28-30, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET
  • Finals: October 28-30, beginning at 6 p.m. ET

FINA World Cup - Indianapolis
  • Heats: November 3-5, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET
  • Finals: November 3-5, beginning at 6 p.m. ET

For more information on the event, visit https://www.fina.org/series/137/fina-swimming-world-cup-2022.

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