Professional Marathon Swimming Data

Professional Marathon Swimming Data

We analyzed some information on the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup and FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuits.

The data proves that the two pro circuits are global in nature, attract athletes from around the world who swim several races each and are representative of the increasing number of amateurs who do marathon swims.

2009 FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit (men)
• 12 races on the circuit were attended by 162 men from 38 countries.
• There were 306 individual swims (i.e., number of total swims completed by swimmers).

2009 FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit (women)
• 12 races were attended by 102 women from 27 countries.
• There were 229 individual swims.

2009 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit (men)
• 9 races were attended by 68 men from 22 countries.
• There were 139 individual swims.

2009 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit (women)
• 9 races were attended by 37 women from 16 countries.
• There were 96 individual swims.

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