Kazan stop of the FINA Swimming World Cup will bring together as many as 292 athletes from 37 countries taking place in the Aquatics Palace on October 28-30.
Over 100 volunteers will assist with the competition organisation.
The competitions within the SWC Kazan leg are listed in the FINA competitions to accomplish FINA A & B qualifying time standards to make it through to the World Championships (25m) in Abu Dhabi on December 16-21, 2021.
The World Cup has been held under the auspices of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) since 1988 and runs with the stops around the world. In 2021 the event is hosted by Berlin (October 1-3), Budapest (October 7-9), Doha (October 21-23) and Kazan (October 28-30). At all four legs the swimmers will race in a 25m pool to qualify for the FINA World Championships (25m) in Abu Dhabi (December 16-21, 2021).
Kazan has already hosted the FINA Swimming World Cup legs in 2018 and 2019.
The event will be held as planned with all safety precautions taken into account. The Organising Committee is awaiting all competition participants and judges in the Tatarstan capital.
The event is held in accordance with the regulations developed on the basis of the FINA regulations, with account for the requirements established by the legislation of the Russian Federation and the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan. There will be arranged measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection – providing disposable masks, equipping areas for hygienic hand sanitising, measuring body temperature at the entrance, markings to maintain social distance. Besides, the competition will run with no spectators.
Kick-off press conference is scheduled for October 27 at 14.00 at the Aquatics Palace. Accredited media representatives are invited.
Press Office of the ANO “Directorate for Sports and Social Projects”