What swimmers participate in the two established FINA professional marathon swimming circuits: the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit and the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit where prize money is given and the world’s fastest open water swimmers compete?

It is a global mix of athletes.

Many of these men have dreams of representing their country at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics in the 2012 London Olympics 10K Marathon Swim.

On the men’s side during the 2010 season, there are 187 athletes from 38 different countries. These professional marathon swimmers include the following individuals:

Argentina: Anibal Emanuel Corsiglia, Cristian Carrizo, Damien Blaum, Emanuel Corsiglia, Emanuel Olmedo, Fernando Zabala, Gabriel Villagoiz, Guillermo Bertola, Juan Cordonnier, Juan Cruz Guidi, Luciano Sales Rubio, Martin Carrizo.

Australia: Brendan Capell, David Browne, Ky Hurst.

Azerbaijan: Sergiy Fensenko.

Belgium: Brian Ryckeman, Tom Vangeneugden.

Brazil: Allan Do Carmo, Andrew Azevedo, Bernardo Figueiredo, Diogo Villarinho, Filipe Alcantara, Jose Herrera, Linecker Scarpelli Denardi, Matheus Evangelista, Samuel Menegon De Bona, Victor Hugo Colonese, Victor Simoes.

Bulgaria: Petar Stoychev, Tsvetan Yordanov, Ventsislav Aydarski.

Canada: Jeremy Bonneau, Paul Blais-Morisset, Richard Weinberger, Simon Tobin, Xavier Desharanais.

Chile: Roberto Penalillo.

China: Feng Zhimin, Fu Yinzhengyang, Gan Wanlin, Jiang Ao, Jiang Tiansheng, Kuang Junfei, Li Dongchuang, Weng Jinwei, Xu Wenchao, Zhang Zibin, Zu Li Jun.

Croatia: Josip Soldo, Tomislav Soldo.

Czech Republic: Jan Stabl, Jozeph Kucera, Libor Smolka, Michael Mruzek, Rostislav Vitek.

Ecuador: Ivan Enderica Ochoa, Santiago Enderica.

Egypt: Adel Ragab Ibrahim Mohamed, Ahmed Abdel Rehim Abdel Hamid, Hussein Ossama Ibrahim, Islam Mohsen Abd Alkawy, Mohamed El Zanaty, Mohamed Meabed Ahmed Metwally.

Spain: Diego Noguiera, Francisco Hervas, Ivan Brion.

France: Bertrand Venturi, Julien Codevelle, Sebastien Fraysse.

Germany: Alexander Studzinski, Andreas Waschburger, Benjamin Konschak, Christian Reichert, Thomas Lurz.

Greece: Antonos Fokadis, Georgios Charcharis,Panos Arvanitakis, Spyridon Gianniotis.

Hong Kong: Chan Tsz Ho, Lai Chun Wai, Lee Ho Yat Winson, Lee Man Tim, Lee Yeung, Leung Tsz For, Ling Tin Yu, Poon Ching Leung, Wong Yat Fei, Yeun Yat Ho, Yim Pak Yu.

Indonesia: Andi Fabian, Maximilliam Manurung, Ricky Anggawidjaja.

Israel: Michael Dmitriev, Shahar Resman.

Italy: Albericco Mattila, Andrea Volpini, Edoardo Stochino, Luca Ferreti, Mariano Carpentieri, Mattia Alberico, Mauro Nappa, Rodolfo Valenti, Sebastiano Nappa, Simone Ercoli, Simone Ercoli, Simone Ruffini.

Japan: Kosuke Akimoto, Ryota Watanabe, Yasunari Hirai.

Mexico: Alan Rojas, Alejandro Hernandez, Alfredo Villa, Angelo Conde, Ariel Rodriguez, Arturo Rosales, Daniel Delgadillo, Emmanuel Ortuno, Fernando Gonzales, Ivan Lopez, Juan Miguel Del Pino, Luis Escobar, Manuel Chiu, Rodrigo Elorza, Rodrigo Elorza Vasquez, Roy Ramos.

Macedonia: Aleksander Ilievski, Aleksander Panceski, Dejan Mladenovski, Evgenij Pop Acev, Evgenji Pop Acev, Marjan Mirceski.

Netherland: Hans-Peter Hartog, Robin Den Boer.

New Zealand: Philip Ryan.

Poland: Michael Skrodzki.

Portugal: Andre Marinho, Arseniy Lavrentyev, Daniel Viegas, Diogo Gaspar, Diogo Pinto, Hugo Ribeiro, Mario Bonanca, Rogerio Tavares, Saul Morais, Vasco Gaspar.

South Africa: Chad Ho

Russia: Aleksei Solpekovskii, Anton Pilipas, Artem Podyakov, Daniil Serebrennikov, Dmitry Solovyev, Evgeny Drattsev, Ivan Afanevich, Ivan Goncharov, Kirill Abrosimov, Mikhail Semenov, Sergey Bolshakov, Vasily Boykov.

Slovenia: Miha Bernat, Rok Kerin.

Serbia: Milos Milanovic, Sebastian Sabo.

Switzerland: Stefan Sigrist.

Syria: Mohamed Saleh

Tunisia: Sgahaier Seifeddine.

Ukraine: Igor Chervynskiy.

USA: Alexander Meyer, Barton Wells, Charles Peterson, Francis Crippen, Mark Warketin.

Venezuela: Erwin Maldonado, Segovia Johndry.

For the list of female pro swimmers, click here.

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