2018 Manchester Int’l Swim Meet Preview

2018 MANCHESTER INT’L SWIM MEET

  • Saturday, October 20th & Sunday, October 21st
  • Manchester Aquatics Center
  • SCM
  • Meet Site
  • Entry List

A number of British swimmers across the big club powerhouses are scheduled to compete at the 2018 Manchester International Swim Meet this upcoming weekend. Amateur and pro athletes alike will take to the Manchester Aquatics Centre pool, with age groupings concisely divided into ‘Open’ for 17/over and ‘Junior’ 16/under for women, along with ‘Open’ for 18/over and Junior 17/under for men.

A total prize money pot in excess of £10,000 ($13,000 USD) will be awarded across the top 12 male and top 12 female athletes in the open class, based on FINA points per individual swims as follows:

1st     £800    5th     £350      9th     £150
2nd    £600   6th     £300    10th    £100
3rd     £500    7th     £250      11th    £75
4th     £400    8th     £200     12th    £50

In addition to the British athletes such as multi-Commonwealth Games medalist Freya AndersonOlympic medalist Stephen Milne and newly-funded teen Nicholas Pyle, the primary draw for this event may be teenager Rikako Ikee.

Although the 2018 Asian Games MVP appears on the entry lists, she is currently on a 2-week training trip in Turkey with Energy Club team member and Olympic champion Sarah Sjostromas we reported. With this MISM coming u in just 3 days, it’s unconfirmed if Ikee will indeed make her anticipated appearance in Manchester.

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About Loretta Race

Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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