71 Swimmers Earn Prize Money at Mare Nostrum Stop in Canet (UPDATED)

2023 MARE NOSTRUM CANET

With the conclusion of racing at the first stop of the 2023 Maer Nostrum Series, in Canet, France, the first chunk of prize money has been awarded.

The meet gave out €20,800 ($22,672) in prize money, to be precise, divided among 70 athletes. It also revealed the front-runners for the biggest prizes of the three meet series, which are the overall prizes given to the athletes who score the best single-event swims, per gender, based on World Aquatics (FINA) Points.

Michael Andrew and Siobhan Haughey led all scorers in the first meet, with two wins and a runner-up placing each for €900 Euros in event prize money. Dylan Carter was close behind with a pair of wins and a 3rd-place finish.

A special award for Canet, though, gives a few swimmers big bonuses.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom rocked a blistering 24.02 in the 50 meter free, which was far-and-away the best swim of the meet, by World Aquatics/FINA Points. Japanese swimmers did well on the men’s side, with Ippei Watanabe‘s 2:10.08 in the 200 breast and So Ogata‘s 1:58.47 in the 200 IM leading the way. She won’t be at all three meet in the series, and so is not eligible for the full-series prize money, but she did pick up a €4,000 ($4,360) bonus for having the highest swim, by FINA/World Aquatics Points in Canet.

Haughey was 2nd in that category, and those two now earned the most total prize money in Canet.

Series-long prizes are given to the four best performances, though each swimmer can only claim one spot on that ranking.

In addition to the prize money, athletes of a different level of international achievement may also receive travel stipends to help cover their costs.

All ranking data is hand-compiled, and may or may not reflect the official prize money being awarded.

Event Prizes:

  • 1st place – €350
  • 2nd place – €200
  • 3rd place – €100

Best FINA Points Swims of the Series, per gender:

  • Best FINA Points swim – €4,000
  • 2nd best FINA Points swim – €2,000
  • 3rd best FINA Points swim – €1,000
  • 4th-best FINA Points swim – €500

Canet Special: Top 20 Swims by FINA Points (gender agnostic):

  • 1st – €4,000
  • 2nd – €2,500
  • 3rd – €1,500
  • 4th – €1,000
  • 5th – €750
  • 6th-10th – €600
  • 11th-15th – €500
  • 16th-20th – €400

Top Swims by FINA Points – Mare Nostrum

Top 6 Women After Canet:

Swimmer Event Time FINA Points
1 Sarah Sjostrom 50 free 24.02 956
2 Siobhan Haughey 200 free 1:55.42 937
Siobhan Haughey 100 free 52.85 936
3 Marrit Steenbergen 100 free 53.42 907
Sarah Sjostrom 50 fly 25.24 906
4 Analia Pigree 50 back 27.92 902
5 Lara van Niekerk 50 breast 30.37 897
6 Imogen Clark 50 breast 30.39 896

Top 6 Men After Canet:

Swimmer Event Time FINA Points
1 Ippei Watanabe 200 breast 2:10.08 907
2 So Ogata 200 IM 1:58.47 891
So Ogata 400 IM 4:13.67 888
3 Riku Yamaguchi 400 IM 4:13.68 888
4 Tomoru Honda 200 fly 1:55.09 881
5 Dylan Carter 100 free 48.94 877
6 Kamil Sieradzki 100 free 48.98 875

Prize Money, Mare Nostrum – Canet

Rank Swimmer 1st 2nd 3rd Canet Bonus Total Total USD
1 Sarah Sjostrom €700 €0 €0 €4,000 €4,700 $5,123.00
2 Siobhan Haughey €700 €200 €0 €2,500 €3,400 $3,706.00
3 Ippei Watanabe €350 €200 €100 €1,500 €2,150 $2,343.50
4 Marrit Steenbergen €350 €200 €0 €1,000 €1,550 $1,689.50
5 So Ogata €700 €0 €0 €600 €1,300 $1,417.00
6 Dylan Carter €700 €0 €100 €400 €1,200 $1,308.00
6 Tomoru Honda €700 €0 €0 €500 €1,200 $1,308.00
8 Mona McSharry €350 €200 €0 €600 €1,150 $1,253.50
9 Analia Pigree €350 €0 €0 €750 €1,100 $1,199.00
10 Fantine Lesaffre €350 €200 €0 €500 €1,050 $1,144.50
11 Michael Andrew €700 €200 €0 €900 $981.00
12 Ingrid Wilm €0 €200 €100 €500 €800 $872.00
13 Riku Yamaguchi €0 €200 €0 €500 €700 $763.00
13 Cate Campbell €0 €0 €100 €600 €700 $763.00
13 Lara van Niekerk €0 €0 €100 €600 €700 $763.00
16 Valentine Dumont €0 €200 €0 €400 €600 $654.00
16 Kamil Sieradzki €0 €200 €0 €400 €600 $654.00
16 Adela Piskorska €0 €200 €0 €400 €600 $654.00
16 Michelle Coleman €0 €0 €100 €500 €600 $654.00
16 Imogen Clark €0 €0 €0 €600 €600 $654.00
21 Henrik Christiansen €350 €200 €0 €550 $599.50
21 Agostina Hein €350 €200 €0 €550 $599.50
21 Dawid Wiekiera €350 €200 €0 €550 $599.50
24 Maaike De Waard €0 €0 €100 €400 €500 $545.00
25 Francisca-Soares Martins €350 €0 €100 €450 $490.50
26 Helena Bach €0 €400 €0 €400 $436.00
26 Jan Kaluskowski €0 €400 €0 €400 $436.00
28 Shane Ryan €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Florent Manaudou €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Emma Terebo €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Antoine Herlem €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Hiroko Makino €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Katsuhiro Matsumoto €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Thea Blomsterberg €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Airi Mitsui €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Yohann Ndoye-Brouard €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Anastasia Gorbenko €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
28 Jon Jontvedt €350 €0 €0 €350 $381.50
39 Cameron Booker €0 €200 €100 €300 $327.00
39 Krzystof Chmielewski €0 €200 €100 €300 $327.00
39 Brodie Williams €0 €200 €100 €300 $327.00
39 Tomoyuki Matsushita €0 €200 €100 €300 $327.00
39 Mio Narita €0 €200 €100 €300 $327.00
44 Adrian Santos Martin €0 €200 €0 €200 $218.00
44 Pauline Mahieu €0 €200 €0 €200 $218.00
44 Kregor Zirk €0 €200 €0 €200 $218.00
44 Tamily Holub €0 €200 €0 €200 $218.00
44 Macarena Ceballos €0 €200 €0 €200 $218.00
44 Luiz-Altamir Melo €0 €200 €0 €200 $218.00
44 Jakub Majerski €0 €200 €0 €200 $218.00
44 Melanie Henique €0 €200 €0 €200 $218.00
44 Szebastian Szabo €0 €200 €0 €200 $218.00
53 Laura Bernat €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Beatriz Dizotti €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Darragh Greene €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Reona Aoki €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Diego Mira Albaladejo €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Kim Busch €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Hadrien Salvan €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Adrian Jaskiewicz €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Jaouad Syoud €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Zsuzsanna Jakabos €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Maxime Grousset €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Marina Garcia €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Leonardo de Deus €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Ana Monteiro €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Lucien Vergnes €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Rikako Ikee €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Tomy-Lee Camblong €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Ruka Takezawa €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00
53 Oskar Hoff €0 €0 €100 €100 $109.00

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Dan
9 months ago

Siobhan needs to go 1.54.64 or 52.47 to take over the lead from Sarah. Since Sarah set that crazy fast 50 Fly record, she has made it very tough or people to earn high points in that event as the 2nd fastest performer’s time (Therese Ahlshammar’s 25.07 in 2009) yields 925 points.

Hank
9 months ago

The men need to step it up. These are pedestrian times.

RealSlimThomas
9 months ago

These multi-week and multi-location meets should offer to assist some athletes with travel and lodge between locations. Maybe make the cut at WC/Olympic finalist.

Lap Counter
Reply to  RealSlimThomas
9 months ago

They do! They always have!

Tomek
9 months ago

It’s better than nothing but price money in swimming is pocket change compared to other professional sports.

Sub13
Reply to  Tomek
9 months ago

The only way for a swimmer to make decent money is sponsorship. The prize money sucks because swimming unfortunately just isn’t that popular and doesn’t make that much money.

Compare to tennis where finals tickets can sell for literally thousands and stadiums are always full. 256 players enter the main draw of a grand slam and each gets $100,000 if they lose in the first round (overall winners get $3m+).

Dan
Reply to  Sub13
9 months ago

I have not looked at it, but I thought that in some Tennis tournaments even players in the qualifying rounds can earn prize money, is this correct or am I wrong here?

Sub13
Reply to  Dan
9 months ago

Yes, what I said was just about the 256 main draw competitors. At Grand Slams, all qualifier entrants also earn prize money but it’s much lower. For example, losing in the first round of Qualifying at this year’s Australian Open still gave $26k.

So at absolute minimum, a tennis player will earn $26k from going to a Grand Slam. However, their expenses are much higher than most other sports.

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