Berlin Is Back! World Cup To Return To Germany In 2016

The stars will be returning to Berlin for the 2016 edition of the 2016 FINA World Cup after two years away from the city. The series will be returning the short course format. Berlin had been a stop on the World Cup every year since 1998 up until the 2014 series. This year, they added Berlin as the second meet of the European cluster, bringing that cluster up to three meets.

The series will award more than $2 million in prize money over the course of the series. Each meet will have $102,000 of prize money available, with an additional $300,000 of prize money available at the end of each cluster. At the end of the series, there will also be another $360,000 available for the top three male and female performers. Additionally, there will also be the standard $10,000 world record bonus available.

Swimming fans will be excited to see Berlin back on the line-up. Berlin has been one of the fastest locations throughout the history of the series. Fifteen of the World Cup records currently on the books were set in Berlin. It should be just as fast this year with swimmers still rested from the Olympic games in Rio.

“The calendar of this 2016 edition of the Swimming World Cup is definitely attractive as we are working with prestigious hosts and top-level venues. FINA will ensure that everything is in place to welcome the world’s best swimming athletes to recognise and pay tribute to their continuous efforts and outstanding performances.”

Cameron Van Der Burgh and Katinka Hosszu will be the defending World Cup Series Champions heading into the 2016 series.

The complete calendar of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 is as follows:


Cluster 1



Cluster 2



Cluster 3


August 26-27
September 30 – Oct 1
October 21-22
August 30-31*
October 4-5
October 25-26
September 3-4
October 8-9
October 29-30

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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