Setúbal is once again on the route of the world open water swimming circuit when it hosts, on June 1st and 2nd, the third stage of the World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup 2024 international competition.
The race calendar is made up of five stages to be held throughout the year, starting on the 23rd and 24th of March in Soma Bay, Egypt, followed by the stage on the 25th and 26th of May in Golfo Aranci, in Sardinia, Italy.
Next, on the 1st and 2nd of June, the stage on the Sado River, in Setúbal, which takes place, as usual, from the Albarquel Urban Park, a riverside space that provides all the conditions for holding the sporting event that holds presence in the city of Setúbal since 2006.
In addition to the city's unique natural characteristics, there is the capacity and organizational quality already demonstrated by the Setúbal City Council and the Portuguese Swimming Federation, co-organizers of the third stage of the World Cup, and internationally recognized by World Aquatics.
These arguments mean that Setúbal is, year after year, on the route of this international sport, whether in holding stages of the world circuit, such as the World Aquatics Open Water Swimming World Cup 2023, or in Olympic qualification events, which, in this case, occurred in 2012, 2016 and 2021.
After Setúbal, the 18th edition of the water marathon contested over a distance of ten kilometers continues, on the 26th and 27th of October, on dates yet to be confirmed, in Hong Kong, a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, and ends in Eilat , Israel, in a calendar to be announced by the organization.
The year 2024 is particularly exciting when it comes to swimming and open water disciplines, with the Swimming World Cup taking place from 2 to 18 February in Doha, Qatar, and from 26 July to 11 August , from the Olympic Games in Paris, France.
Regarding the open water swimming modality at the Paris Olympic Games, the competition that challenges athletes in a ten-kilometer aquatic marathon has events scheduled for August 8th, for women, and August 9th, for men. both on the River Seine.
The competition calendar was announced yesterday by World Aquatics, the new name of the International Swimming Federation, intended to symbolize the inclusion of all aquatic disciplines.