Mare Nostrum Swim Tour’s final leg attracts top athletes to the Stade Louis II

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As the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour approaches its final leg, all eyes are on Monaco and the Prince Albert II pool at Stade Louis II, which will welcome top swimmers from around the globe, including several Olympic contenders, at the start of June. 

Back in 1992, the Canet 66 Swimming Club of Canet-sur-Roussillon in the Pyrénées-Orientales and the Spanish city of Barcelona joined forces to establish the Mediterranean Grand Prix swimming contest. Two years later, the Principality of Monaco was invited to join, leading to the birth of the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour. 

Today, these three interconnected meets have become a highlight for swimmers worldwide. 

The 2024 edition began in Canet in late May. The Barcelona stages are taking place between 29th and 30th May, with the competition set to conclude in Monaco on 1st and 2nd June. 

Over 60 of the world’s top swimmers are confirmed to be attending this final leg in the Principality, including several athletes who will be appearing at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer.  

Among the stellar talents gracing the event are: the UK’s Tom Dean, Freya Anderson and James Wilby; Canada’s rising star Ingrid Wilm; France’s three-time Olympian and world silver medallist Marie Wattel; and Japan’s Tomoru Honda, the reigning 200-metre butterfly world champion and an Olympic silver medallist. 

For spectators eager to witness the excitement first-hand, the full programme of events is available here. The event will also be streamed live.


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