FINA Postpones Start of 2011 10K Marathon World Cup

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 1. FINA has re-scheduled its 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in 2011, which will have its first race in April (in Santos, BRA), in order to provide the necessary time for the FINA Task Force in charge of investigating the causes and circumstances of the tragic loss of open water swimmer Fran Crippen (USA), on October 23, 2010, at the last leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Fujairah (UAE), to finalise its work and for the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and the FINA Bureau to consider the respective findings.

The 2011 FINA Open Water Swimming season will start on January 23, with the initial race of the Grand Prix in Rosario (ARG, 15 km). This circuit will have 11 stops in three continents and includes only races above 10km (in which each swimmer has an escort boat).

FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2011 Calendar

1. Santos (BRA)	April 17
2. Cancun (MEX)	April 30
3. Setubal (POR)June 18
4. Lac St. Jean (CAN)July 24
5. Shantou (CHN)September 25
6. Hong Kong (HKG)October 2
7. UAE (city to confirm)Date to confirm


FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2011 Calendar

1. Rosario (ARG, 15km)January 23
2. Santa Fe-Coronda (ARG, 57km)	January 30
3. Viedma (ARG, 12 km)February 5
4. Hernandarias-Parana (ARG, 88km)February 13
5. Sumidero Canyon (MEX, 15km)	April 23
6. Capri-Napoli (ITA, 36km)June 19
7. Lac St. Jean (CAN, 32km)July 30
8. Lake Magog (CAN, 34km)August 6
9. Sabac (SRB, 19km)August 7
10. Ohrid Lake (MKD, 30km)August 14
11. UAE (city to confirm)Date to confirm

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