From West To East, FINA Races Go

From West To East, FINA Races Go

FINA announced today that the venue of the upcoming FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix event (scheduled for March 29th) and the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race (scheduled for April 5th) has been changed from the west coast of Mexico in Manzanillo to Cancún in the east on the Yucatán Peninsula.

Not only is there a 2,353 km distance between these two locations, but the races are now scheduled on the same date.

If there ever was an example of open water swimmers expecting the unexpected and having the temperament and mindset to accept the unexpected, this is it.

Photo by Fly Me Cancun shows lead pack in the 2012 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Cancún, Mexico.

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