How Do You Apply To A Professional Race?

How Do You Apply To A Professional Race?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Because FINA rules apply to the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit races, each athlete receive the approval of their national governing body. For some countries, the process is quite easy. For other countries, it is more complicated.

An application form must be submitted to the local organizing committee with signatures by the athletes and coaches. A medical examination by a local doctor must be passed and participation in the pre-race technical meeting is required.

In exchange, hotel or home stay accommodations and meals are generally provided from a few days before the competition to a few days after the competition. Ground transportation is provided from and to the local airport and to all official meetings or activities scheduled throughout the competition period.

At the 42nd Maraton Acuatica Rio Coronda on March 1st, the prize money distribution is below with a total cash purse of ARG$162,000 (both men and women receive the following prizes):

1st: ARG$25,000
2nd: ARG$12,500
3rd: ARG$8,500
4th: ARG$5,500
5th: ARG$4,000
6th: ARG$3,000

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