The World Aquatics organization has announced a three-stop Swimming World Cup Series for 2024, which will take place in Southeast Asia. The series is a response to an increasingly crowded international swimming calendar and is seen as a way to reduce the number of stops since its peak of 12 around the turn of the century. The series will take place in Shanghai, China from October 18-20, Incheon, South Korea from October 24-26, and Singapore from October 31 to November 2.
The decision to have a compact three-meet series seems to be in response to an increasingly crowded international swimming calendar. The series has seen a decrease in the number of stops since its peak of 12 around the turn of the century. This post-Olympic series will also return to its traditional short course meters format in preparation for the 2024 World Short Course Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Incheon, which hosted the 2014 Asian Games, is a new city in the World Cup Series, while Shanghai and Singapore have hosted previous events. In the 2023 series, China’s Qin Haiyang won the men’s title and Australia’s Kaylee McKeown won the women’s title. It’s worth noting that China sent most of its elite swimmers to the 2023 World Cup Series right after