In 2009, the Cup was granted an official status of the All-Russia Swimming Competition and became an important part of training for young swimmers across all Russia
Alexander Popov Cup raises the standards of swimming competition for children and young people to a whole new level. By now, this tournament has become a tradition and today, it is an important stage for promising children to get prepared for the Olympic future
in the age group of 12 to 15 years from 60 regions of the Russian Federation and CIS countries annually attend international competitions
Today, Alexander Popov Cup is an important stage for young swimmers to get prepared for Russia national competitions and the world championships, World Universiade and the Olympic Games for youth and adults.
In 2016, the Organizing Committee for the All-Russia Swimming Competition Alexander Popov Cup expanded the geography by having arranged the regional stages.
Today, the Cup is an important stage for young swimmers to get prepared for Russia national competitions and the world championships, 2019 Summer Universiade, and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Famous athletes and Olympic champions annually support Alexander Popov Cup
3-time Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling
9-time world champion
12-time European Champion
Hero of the Russian Federation