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Preliminary rating of participants will be published on October 1

Dear friends! XII International swimming competition “Vladimir Salnikov Cup” will take place in St. Petersburg Swimming Centre on December 21-22. The tournament has already been discovering new stars of world swimming for 12 years. Join us!

I would say the biggest achievement of all was the athletic edge, the struggle for victory, the sporting atmosphere, and the drive that everyone — the athletes, the honoured guests and the spectators — all felt.

Vladimir Salnikov
President of the All-Russian Swimming Federation
Four-time Olympic swimming champion


The Хth International Vladimir Salnikov Cup Swimming Competition will be held in  St. Petersburg on the 16 and 17 of December.


The Хth International Vladimir Salnikov Cup Swimming Competition will be held in St. Petersburg on the 16 and 17 of December.

The international swimming tournament has been gathering the strongest swimmers of Russia and the world in the city on the Neva for last 10 years - 350 participants, many of whom are prize-winners of the Olympic Games, World Championships and other prestigious competitions in this sport. 

This jubilee year, The Vladimir Salnikov Cup will be held on the 17 and 16 December in the swimming centre on Hlopina street. The tournament is open to athletes who have qualified as masters of sport.  250  Russian participants who are the strongest in the current rating have been invited by the Organizing Committee.  

The Russian Swimming Federation and the Organising Commitee have the pleasure to invite the winners and the medalists of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 from your National Federation to participate in the Xth jubilee Salnikov Cup and will provide reimbursement for flight tickets and accommodation with full board to the invited swimmers for the period from 15 to 18 December (for Europe) and from 14 to 18 December (for other Continents).

The program will remain unchanged: 32 sets of medals will be awarded, including the Vladimir Salnikov "Star"distance - 1500 m freestyle. Also remaining in the program is the Mixed Relay, which for a third year will delight the audience and provides a rare opportunity to see the rivalry between the Russian and international teams of the best swimmers of Russia and the world. 

Registration has already started via the competitions website, and the list of athletes invited by the Organizing Committee will be published in the second half of November. Entrance for spectators is free of charge. 

For additional information:

Julia Martina,  Director of the Tournament, cell. +7 921 994 00 38,

Accreditation for journalists : 

Erzhena Batocyrenova +7 921 320 48 02, Arseniy Efremov  +7921 959 50 01  

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