$396,000 Up For Grabs At FINA’s Paris-Chartres World Cup Stop

SwimSwam’s Loretta Race and Tony Carroll contributed to this report. 


  • Saturday, August 15th – Sunday, August 16th
  • L’Odyssée – Chartres, France
  • Prelims 3:30am EST/Finals 11:00am EST Saturday ~ 12:00pm EST Sunday
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  • Schedule/Live Results
  • FINA Live Stream

After an exciting two days in Moscow, the world’s top competitors have traveled to Paris for the second stop of the 2015 FINA World Cup Series. The World Cup Series is unique this year because the athletes will be competing in a 50 meter pool rather than the series’ traditional 25 meter pool.

The Paris-Chartres stop marks the end of the first World Cup Series Cluster. At the end of each cluster, an additional US$ 150,000 will be awarded to the top 6 performers of each sex.

The awards for the cluster winners are as listed:

  1. $50,000
  2. $35,000
  3. $30,000
  4. $20,000
  5. $10,000
  6. $5,000

For the Paris-Chartres World Cup stop, there is a total of $96,000 in prize money available ($3,000 per event). Also, any swimmer that breaks a world record will receive an additional $10,000 bonus.

The host country will see recent double World Champion sprinter Florent Manaudou demonstrate his prowess in the pool. French female stars Beryl Gastaldello and Coralie Balmy have also been added to the French squad for this stop.

For the American men, such as Jimmy Feigen, Tim Phillips, and Josh Schneider, Chartres is their second stop on the World Cup tour. They will be joined in the L’Odyssée pool by fellow Americans: Conor Dwyer, Nicolas Fink and Ryan Lochte; setting up for some some prime time rivalries across several events.

Lochte is on the start lists tasked with quite a full schedule, considering the Wrold Cup meets follow just a two-day format.  He will compete in the 100m/200m backstroke, 200m IM/400m IM and the 200m freestyle. Dwyer will be joining him in two of those events, the 200m freestyle and the 200m IM. As for Fink, the former Georgia Bulldog will be looking for wins in the 50m/100m/200m breaststroke contests.

There is also at least one ‘Le Clos’ featured in seven events in Chartres, since Jordan will be joining older brother on this leg of the tour. Chad is slated to swim the 50m/100m/200m butterfly and the 200m freestyle, while Jordan will be tackling the 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and the 200m IM races.

USA’s Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin and Lindsay Vrooman will be joining teammates Katy Campbell, Katie Meili, Melanie Margalis, Claire Donahue, Cammile Adams, and Breeja Larson-who already competed in Moscow. Look for thrilling battles to take place in the 50m back and 100m back, as Franklin and Coughlin, Australia’s Emily Seebohm, and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu will all be in the mix for medals and gunning for the top spot on the podium. Franklin will also face Hosszu in the 200m freestyle and both the Hungarian and Coughlin in the 50m and 100m freestyle events.

Day 1 – August 15, 2015 Day 2 – August 16, 2015
Heats: 3:30am
Finals: 11:00am
Heats: 3:30am
Finals: 12:00pm
100m Freestyle M
200m Freestyle W
50m Breaststroke M
100m Breaststroke W
100m Butterfly W
100m Freestyle W
200m Freestyle M
50m Breaststroke W
100m Breaststroke M
100m Butterfly M
Awarding Ceremonies Awarding Ceremonies
100m Backstroke M
50m Backstroke W
200m Butterfly M
200m IM W
100m Backstroke W
50m Backstroke M
200m Butterfly W
200m IM M
Awarding Ceremonies Awarding Ceremonies
400m Freestyle M
50m Freestyle W
200m Breaststroke M
200m Backstroke W
400m Fresstyle W
50m Freestyle M
200m Breaststroke W
200m Backstroke M
Awarding Ceremonies Awarding Ceremonies
50m Butterfly M
800m Freestyle W
400m IM M
50m Butterfly W
1500m Freestyle M
400m IM W
Awarding Ceremonies Awarding Ceremonies

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bobo gigi

There’s nothing from Paris in that world cup stage! The pool is in Chartres and there are about 90 km between the 2 cities. FINA has probably asked to add Paris to the name for the prestige. Ridiculous.

First time Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte will swim at a meet in France.
Interesting to see Lochte in the 400 IM. Is it just for fun or does he have something else in mind for next year? 😆

And I wouldn’t say that Gastaldello and Balmy are stars. That word is really too often overused. Maybe one day for Gastaldello but not for the moment.

bobo gigi

Correction. Lochte has already swum in France at last Mare Nostrum meet of Canet-en-Roussillon in June. First time for Missy.


Chad le Clos has a brother?!

Brenda Campbell

Yes, Jordan Le Clos aged 17


I can’t believe how poorly attended these first two WCs are? There is good prize money and just hold on to a taper and go home with some bucks.

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