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Welcome to Salnikov Cup 2019! Join us from 19-22, December in St. Petersburg. Please, send your applications to

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 Russian Swimming Federation
Four-time Olympic swimming champion





X Jubilee International Vladimir Salnikov Cup Swimming Tournament starts in St. Petersburg.
The grand opening takes place on December 16 at 4:30 p. m. The Tournament is held in the “Swimming Centre”, 10, Khlopina Str. for two days. The finals of the first competition day start at 5:00 p. m. 

The finals start on Saturday on the 17 of December at 4:00. The winners of  Vladimir Salnikov Cup Swimming Tournament will receive a traditional, designed to resemble a  shark as well as author cups. The grand closing starts at 18.30 p. m. on December 17.
Entrance for spectators is free during 2 days of the Tournament.

The best Russian athletes will participate in Vladimir Salnikov Cup Swimming Tournament, finishing Olympic season of 2016 in the Pre-New Year time. FINA Short Course World Championship in Windsor, Canada finishes only a few days before the start of Vladimir Salnikov Cup Swimming Tournament in St. Petersburg and spectators can expect high results from the swimmers who are at the top of their game. St. Petersburg residents will get an excellent opportunity to see the world-class competition in 32 disciplines of swimming.

Competition is included in LEN (European Swimming League) calendar as an international event of the highest level. Stars of the Cup are winners and participants of the Olympic Games:

  • Vladimir Morozov (Salnikov Cup winner, 2014),
  • Eugene Rylov (Salnikov Cup winner, 2015),
  • Anton Chupkov,
  • Alexander Krasnov,
  • Danila Izotov,
  • Daniil Orlov,
  • Sergey Geybel,
  • Nikolay Skvortsov (Salnikov Cup winner, 2011),
  • Vyacheslav Sinkevich (Salnikov Cup winner, 2012 ),
  • Evgeny Tsurkin (Belarus),
  • Ferry Weertman (Netherlands),
  • Tamas Kenderesi (Hungary),
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo (Netherlands),
  • Darya Ustinova,
  • Arina Opyonysheva
  • and other athletes.

An unprecedented number of Russian athletes will take part in the X International Vladimir Salnikov Cup Swimming Tournament. 340 athletes are accepted for the competition, they will get invaluable experience in competition with world stars and an opportunity to show their talent in such an established company. The team of St. Petersburg will be especially representative – 90 members of our athletes will compete for Vladimir Salnikov Cup Swimming Tournament medals to the delight of local fans.  

The Competition is supported by the Government of St. Petersburg, the Russian Swimming Federation, the St. Petersburg Swimming Federation. Additional financing comes at the expense of attracted sponsorship funds.

Accreditation and other services for journalists:

Erzhena Batotsyrenova +7 921 320 48 02,
Arseny Efremov +7 921 95 95 001


Vladimir Valeryevich Salnikov (Curriculum vitae)

Participants of X International Vladimir Salnikov Cup Tournament

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