# FINA Nearly-Doubles Prize Money for 2018 Short Course World Champs

November 06th, 2018

FINA has announced almost a doubling in the prize money for the 2018 Short Course World Championships. Less-than-a-week after confirming that prize money would remain at $1,173,000 million, the same as 2016, FINA announced on Tuesday that the prize money will leap to$2,070,000 for December’s event in Hangzhou, China.

Now, all finalists will receive at least $2,000, while World Record prize money remains at$15,000.

 Original Prize Money New Prize Money Percentage Increase 1st place 8000 10000 25.00% 2nd place 6000 8000 33.33% 3rd place 4000 7000 75.00% 4th place 2500 6000 140.00% 5th place 2000 5000 150.00% 6th place 1500 4000 166.67% 7th place 1000 3000 200.00% 8th place 500 2000 300.00%