FINA Posts Open Water Circuit Dates

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 12. RECENTLY, FINA posted the dates of each stop of the 2008 Open Water circuit events. These dates were included in the calendar section of FINA's site, but have yet to be officially announced.

Each of the circuits, the Grand Prix and the 10K series, will have nine events sandwiched around the World Championships in May and the Olympic test event from May 31 to June 1.

Additionally, the two series also join up at the Lac St-Jean stop in Canada during the final weekend of July.

Complete Schedules
Grand Prix
Sante Fe, Argentina (February 3)
Rosario, Argentina (February 10)
Parana, Argentina (February 17)
Sumidero Canyon, Mexico (March 2)

Open Water Worlds, May 3-8
Olympic test event, May 31-June 1

Capri-Napoli, Italy (July 6)
Sabac, Serbia (July 13)
Ohrid Lake, Macedonia (July 19)
Lac St-Jean, Canada (July 26)
Lac Magog, Canada (August 2)

10K Series
Santos, Brazil (January 26)
Cancun, Mexico (March 9)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 15)

Open Water Worlds, May 3-8
Olympic test event, May 31-June 1

Setubal, Portugal (June 26)
Lac St-Jean, Canada (July 23)

Olympics, August 8-24

Hong Kong (September 7)
Singapore (September 13)
Shantou, China (September 21)
Belem, Brazil (October 1)