More than 200 swimmers from 31 countries will compete for the medals in 25 distances at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup Eindhoven presented by EIFFEL.
Eindhoven is the third stop of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017, after Moscow and Berlin. Later this year Hong Kong, Doha and Tokyo will also set the stage for the World Cup.
25 medals are at stake in Eindhoven: 12 in the men events, 11 for women and 2 mixed events.
The FINA World Cup is broadcasted by 20 different TV channels in 98 countries. This means the World Cup can be viewed in 486 million households worldwide.
Katinka Hosszu is the all-time record holder in terms of overall wins of the World Cup. The Hungarin won the overll rangking for the last 5 years in a row.
5 individual Olympic champions from Rio will take part in Eindhoven: Katinka Hosszu, Sarah Sjöström, Mireia Belmonte, Kyle Chalmers and Ferry Weertman. The total number of Olympic individual gold medallists present in Eindhoven is 10.
8 gold medallists from the recent World Championships in Budapest will be racing in Eindhoven. In total the participants of the World Cup in Eindhoven won 11 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze individual World Championships medals.
A win in Eindhoven will guarantee $1500, a second and third place $1000 and $500.
In Eindhoven some incredible times are expected and even world records. A new world record will be rewarded with a cheque of $10,000.
180 volunteers are helping to make the World Cup a succes. All volunteers are part of EventMakers, a Dutch platform for recruiting and coaching volunteers for sporting events.
More than 200 swimmers from 31 countries worldwide are taking part in the World Cup. They do not travel to Eindhoven on their own. 47 coaches, physiotherapists, doctors and team managers accompany the swimmers.
Besides the Dutch national team another 36 club swimmers from the Netherlands will take part in the World Cup. The swimmers are members belong to 13 clubs.
On Friday and Sunday, 251 swimmers between the ages of 6 to 12 will follow a training by top swimmers and swim a competition prior to the World Cup finals. The Pieter Challenge is an initiative by former Olympian Pieter van den Hoogenband and aims to inspire young swimmers with an Olympic dream.
After the finals on friday the documentary 0,03 seconde will be shown on the big screen in the stadium. The documentary tells the story of the preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games of five Dutch swimmers. Visitors of the World Cup can watch the film from the grandstand or from their inflatable in the swimming pool.
Tickets for the World Cup are available from €7,50. Tichets purchased online are €2,50 cheaper than tickets at the venue.