2019 FINA Champions Swim Series – $1.768m Earned in Guangzhou and Budapest

FINA CHAMPIONS SWIM SERIES 2019 #2 – BUDAPEST

With two-thirds of the FINA Champions Swim Series 2019 behind us and 1.768 million dollars waiting to be distributed, let’s take a look at the combined money table.

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden has thus far been the most prolific winner of the series, earning $104,000 on the Guangzhou and Budapest stops of the three-city series. Sjostrom has been victorious in nine individual events and been runner-up in a 10th; she has also been on two 2nd-place relays. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu has won six individual events and finished 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in four more. She has also been on a second-place relay, brining her total to $87,000. Michael Andrew of USA is the highest-earning male athlete through the first two stops. Although he hasn’t won an individual event, he was invited to compete in 9 events, which guaranteed him $45,000. With a 2nd and five 3rds, he has done better than the minimum, picking up $53,000 for his races. He added $7,000 for a 1st- and a 2nd-place relay for a total purse thus far of $60,000. Chad le Clos of South Africa, with 7 individual races and 1 relay appearance and Molly Hannis with 6 and 1, have netted $48,000 and $40,000, respectively.

17 swimmers cleared $30,000 or more for four days of work, while another 18 made between $20,000 and $29,000. 97 athletes in total earned at least $4,000.

Individual Relay
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Individual Prize Money Relay Prize Money Total Earnings
Sarah Sjostrom Sweden 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 $98,000 $6,000 $104,000
Katinka Hosszu Hungary 6 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 $84,000 $3,000 $87,000
Michael Andrew USA 0 1 5 3 1 1 0 1 $53,000 $7,000 $60,000
Chad le Clos South Africa 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 $45,000 $3,000 $48,000
Molly Hannis USA 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 $40,000 $0 $40,000
Kliment Kolesnikov Russia 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 $39,000 $0 $39,000
Danas Rapsys Lithuania 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 $38,000 $0 $38,000
Ben Proud Great Britain 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 $30,000 $8,000 $38,000
Vlad Morozov Russia 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 $31,000 $6,000 $37,000
Emily Seebohm Australia 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 0 $33,000 $4,000 $37,000
Anton Chupkov Russia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 $36,000 $0 $36,000
Li Bingjie China 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 $31,000 $3,000 $34,000
Pernille Blume Denmark 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 $33,000 $0 $33,000
Yuliya Efimova Russia 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $30,000 $2,000 $32,000
Georgia Davies Great Britain 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 $27,000 $4,000 $31,000
Xu Jiayu China 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $31,000 $0 $31,000
Fabio Scozzoli Italy 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 $30,000 $0 $30,000
Kelsi Dahlia USA 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 $24,000 $4,000 $28,000
Imogen Clark Great Britain 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 $21,000 $5,000 $26,000
Cate Campbell Australia 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 $23,000 $3,000 $26,000
Ye Shiwen China 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $25,000 $0 $25,000
Ranomi Kromowidjojo Netherlands 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 $17,000 $8,000 $25,000
Pieter Timmers Belgium 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 $20,000 $4,000 $24,000
Nicholas Santos Brazil 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $20,000 $3,000 $23,000
Katie Meili USA 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 $19,000 $4,000 $23,000
Joao Gomes Junior Brazil 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 $18,000 $4,000 $22,000
Anastasiia Fesikova Russia 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 $18,000 $4,000 $22,000
Wang Jianjiahe China 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 $19,000 $2,000 $21,000
Wang Shun China 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $21,000 $0 $21,000
Farida Osman Egypt 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 $21,000 $0 $21,000
Penny Oleksiak Canada 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 $17,000 $4,000 $21,000
Fu Yuanhui China 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $20,000 $0 $20,000
Robert Glinta Romania 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 $20,000 $0 $20,000
Sun Yang China 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $20,000 $0 $20,000
Evgeny Rylov Russia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $20,000 $0 $20,000
Matt Grevers USA 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 $16,000 $3,000 $19,000
Felipe Lima Brazil 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 $18,000 $0 $18,000
Masato Sakai Japan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $18,000 $0 $18,000
Kristof Milak Hungary 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $18,000 $0 $18,000
Ryosuke Irie Japan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 $16,000 $0 $16,000
Qin Haiyang China 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 $16,000 $0 $16,000
Laszlo Cseh Hungary 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 $11,000 $5,000 $16,000
Andrei Minakov Russia 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 $10,000 $5,000 $15,000
Dmitriy Balandin Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 $11,000 $4,000 $15,000
Etiene Medeiros Brazil 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 $12,000 $3,000 $15,000
Siobhan O’Connor Great Britain 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 $11,000 $4,000 $15,000
Andrii Govorov Ukraine 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $14,000 $0 $14,000
Yu Jingyao China 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $14,000 $0 $14,000
Li Zhuhao China 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $14,000 $0 $14,000
Ippei Watanabe Japan 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $14,000 $0 $14,000
Federica Pellegrini Italy 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $14,000 $0 $14,000
Jeremy Desplanches Switzerland 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $10,000 $4,000 $14,000
Aleksandr Krasnykh Russia 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $14,000 $0 $14,000
Justin Ress USA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $10,000 $4,000 $14,000
Dana Vollmer USA 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 $10,000 $2,000 $12,000
Ajna Kesely Hungary 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 $10,000 $2,000 $12,000
Zhang Yuhan China 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $11,000 $0 $11,000
Holly Hibbott Great Britain 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 $6,000 $5,000 $11,000
Jacob Pebley USA 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 $8,000 $3,000 $11,000
Yufei Zhang China 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $10,000 $0 $10,000
Anthony Ervin USA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 $10,000 $0 $10,000
Margherita Panziera Italy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $10,000 $0 $10,000
Mehdy Metella France 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 $8,000 $2,000 $10,000
Philip Heintz Germany 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 $6,000 $3,000 $9,000
Liu Xiang China 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Gabriele Detti Italy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Peng Xuwei China 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Kim Seoyeong Korea 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Bruno Fratus Brazil 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Eszter Bekesi Hungary 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Chase Kalisz USA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Mykhailo Romanchuk Ukraine 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Franziska Hentke Germany 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Seoyeong Kim South Korea 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
Li Guanguan China 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Wang Yizhe China 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Jack McLoughlin Australia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Liu Yaxin China 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
He Yun China 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Feng Junyang China 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Arno Kamminga Netherlands 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Zhou Min China 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Ross Murdoch Great Britain 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Dominik Kosma Hungary 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Boglarka Kapas Hungary 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Veronika Andrusenko Russia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,000 $0 $6,000
Wang Zhou China 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Mykhalo Romanchuk Ukraine 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Zhang Sishi China 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Katalin Burian Hungary 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Kevin Cordes USA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Josh Prenot USA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Peter Bernek Hungary 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Alys Margaret Thomas Great Britain 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Piero Codia Brazil 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Zsuzsanna Jakabos Hungary 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
He Junyi China 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $0 $4,000 $4,000
56 56 56 56 16 16 16 16 $1,624,000 $144,000 $1,768,000

 

As a reminder, prize money is awarded as follows:

  Individual Relay
1st $10,000 $16,000
2nd $8,000 $12,000
3rd $6,000 $8,000
4th $5,000 TBD

FINA decided to award prize money to fourth-place relays and will retroactively include the relays from Guangzhou and Budapest at some point. Originally, FINA had proposed $2,000 for the fourth relays but did not mention awards beyond third place in its final documentation. (We do not yet know how much money will be awarded for these relays but will update our tables when we find out.)

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Northern SwimParent

Who picked the participants and on what basis? Who was not invited? And why? Why are there no prelims?

Have a real meet with prize money!

This is like ice dancing which tours the world following the Olympics. It is disgusting!

Thomas

I think prelims/finals and real competition would honestly draw athletes away from the meet. The guarantee for some $$$ is what makes the trip from USA to China or Budapest and the break in training worth it. Otherwise these athletes would likely prefer to compete in their home country – less competition travel means no change in timezones and more time in the pool.

Northern SwimParent

Thanks for your thoughts on this. That makes sense.

Clearly there are meets that athletes train for and will travel to. Why can they not make these meets one of them. Or, why not include the prize money as part of the worlds, as an example? These meets are a circus show.

Thomas

I think worlds does have prize money. I have no clue how much though. I’d assume not much because it isn’t talked about too often.

Northern SwimParent

Ok. Thanks. Glad to see.

Observer

Think of it as an All-Star weekend… What are you so mad about??

Northern SwimParent

Thomas, don’t get me wrong. I want what is best for these swimmers. $2million in prize money at some totally contrived competition I have zero interest in. $2million in prize money at the worlds, now that would be exciting.

I am a fan, so they should be thinking about how to engage me and other fans in the sport. That is how we can elevate the sport. The sport really does not lend itself to this type of circus show.

Yozhik

There is a restriction on number of swimmers from each country at WC. So many swimmers who deserve to be compensated won’t come to these meet because of that. An vice versa there would be swimmers awarded despite of poor performance. Until the world championships is based on ranking system like let say grand slam tours there would be no fair award system.
By fair award system I mean the system where the level of award corresponds to level of performance. The only problem with that is that in swimming it isn’t clear how to design the ranking procedure.

Aquajosh

I’d love to see a meet where only swimmers who weren’t invited to the Champions Series can enter, and the top x number of performances as ranked by FINA Performance Points win wildcard entry to the Champions Series. Now THAT would be exciting, AND fast!

Awsi Dooger

Michael Andrew is perfect for boxing the trifecta…especially when keyed for show

bayliss

yeeeeeeesh! 60k for just a few minutes of work. for a 19 year old that’s not too bad. still trying to get that personal income above 30k for this year as a 25 year old.

(Michael Andrew is 20 now – just had a birthday).

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