WOrld Series journey

Get into the waves of elite swimmers

doha, Qatar

Qatar: Located at the heart of the Arabian Gulf, the State of Qatar is a peninsula with its only land border existing at the southern end where Qatar meets Saudi Arabia. Surrounded by water on three sides, Qatar’s passion for swimming and water-themed heritage is unsurprising. The entire country is approximately 240km from north to south, and less than 160km wide. Qatar is an independent sovereign Arab State and is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (G.C.C.), the Arab League and the United Nations.

Victoria, Seychelles Islands

The African Continent welcomes the FINA Marathon Swim World Series. The beautiful Seychelles prepares itself to be the first African host.

The beauty of the Seychelles Islands is comparable to very few other places. The make-up of these 115 granitic and coralline islands started around 65 million years ago, when they started to break away from the Super Continent Pangaea and drifted to the Indian Ocean to become, what is now known as the Seychelles Islands.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is the 5th largest capital city in Europe with 1.8m inhabitants.

Hungary and Budapest enjoy favorable geographical conditions in terms of freshwater resources. The entire country, including urban and rural areas have 100% access to safe drinking water. The Danube, the connecting artery of the city provides a magnificent backdrop for the newly built, state-of-the-art Danube Arena, the largest and most modern indoor swimming pool arena in Europe.

Setubal, Portugal

Setubal is primarily an industrial city but always had a close connection to the sea. The city has a colorful fishing harbor, the largest fish market of Portugal, a popular urban park and the Troia Peninsula ferry terminal. Within the charming historic center is a maze of narrow alleys, hidden plazas and traditional shops.

Lake Saint-Jean, Canada

Roberval is a picturesque town of 10 000 inhabitants located in Canada (in the province of Québec), about 500 km north of Montreal. Visitors are sure to find an enchanting environment and a warm welcome in this safest of cities, situated directly on the shores of majestic lake Saint-Jean!

Over the years, the Traversée’s OC has successfully staged many FINA events in Roberval. Among them : the Long Distance Swimming World Cup in 1992, the 6th FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in 2010, an annual leg of the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series (32 km) since 1999 and also one of the FINA Marathon Swim World Series (10 km) since its beginning in 2007.

Lac Magantic, Canada

Lac-Mégantic is a town in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, Canada. It is located on Lac Mégantic, a freshwater lake after which the town was named.

Ohrid, Macedonia

Lake Ohrid is a lake which straddles the mountainous border between the southwestern part of North Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes, with a unique aquatic ecosystem of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species

Nantou, Taiwan

Nantou County lies at the geographical heart of Taiwan and is the only county that does not border the coast. If the central region is the heartland of Taiwan, Nantou is Taiwan’s heart: it is the only landlocked county on the island!
It occupies an area of about 4,100 square kilometers. It is home to Taiwan’s highest peak, Yushan (Mt. Jade), and 41 other 3,000-plus-meter mountains that form an unbroken and undulating expanse of green. Taiwan’s longest river, the Zhuoshui River, winds through the county, and the island’s most beautiful lake, Sun Moon Lake, completes the county’s scenic tapestry.

Qiandao Lake, China

Qiandao Lake, a human-made, freshwater lake located in Chun’an County, Zhejiang Province, China, was formed after the completion of the Xin’an River hydroelectric station in 1959.

Hong Kong, China

This journey awards elite athletes to earn SwiMMinD points. Participation in each race gives users 5000 points. A gold medal gives 300,000 points (click here for more info about podium points) Winning the World Series awards 300,000 points. Must be a SwiMMinD user to earn and utilize points.