By: Chris Brunner
The first-ever Finswimming World Cup in the U.S. is being held at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex this weekend where 12 countries will be present at the 4th Round of the XIII Finswimming World Cup of the World Underwater Federation.
More than 100 athletes from 12 countries and 3 continents (Asia, America and Europe) will participate in the World Cup. China, Colombia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, Slovakia, Ukraine, Vietnam and the USA will be the nations represented in this important event that marks a new stage in finswimming worldwide.
Finswimmers use a monofin or two fins, either on the surface or underwater, by means of the swimmers’ muscular force only and without use of any mechanism, not even muscle powered.
This takes place May 11-14 with the endorsement of CMAS and CMAS Zona América and the organization of the Fit and Fins Aquatic Sports Club.
For details on the competition, visit the website here. The event begins at 9 a.m. each day and is free and open to the public.
The Aquatic Complex is located at 12441 Royal Palm Boulevard in the Sportsplex, just east of the Sawgrass Expressway in Coral Springs.
Chris has been a contributing writer at Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk since high school. He is a resident of Coral Springs and is currently attending college.