Foreigners Charge, But Ledecky, Adrian Lead Arena PSS Points After Austin

Katinka Hosszu and Sarah Sjostrom made big pushes, but Katie Ledecky and Nathan Adrian still lead the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series points after the Austin stop.

Hosszu, Sjostrom and Ledecky each put up 18 points to lead all swimmers in Austin, but Ledecky’s 16 points carrying over from the Minneapolis stop keep her atop the series standings at 34 points.

Despite not swimming in Minneapolis, Hosszu and Sjostrom are tied for second with 18 points overall, along with Missy Franklinwho earned 5 points on a silver and two bronzes in Austin.

On the men’s side, Nathan Adrian has taken the lead with a very steady effort, after winning the 50 free and 100 free at both the Minneapolis and Austin stops. His 20 points pass up early series leader Conor Dwyerwho did not compete in Austin.

Adrian leads a hard-charging Michael Phelps by a single point two meets into the six-meet tour. The race from here should be an interesting one – Phelps has more potential scoring events in his wheelhouse between the 200 IM, 100 fly and 200 fly, but hasn’t been able to win as many events as Adrian has, with big names like Ryan Lochte stacking up his top events.

Dwyer still sits third, in a tie with Chase Kalisz, who picked up 3 points in Austin.

ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES POINTS/MONEY SYSTEM

Series points and prize money are given out to the top 3 finishers in each Olympic-distance event. (The men’s 800 free, women’s 1500 free, and 50s of the non-free strokes do not earn points or money, despite being swum at some of the Pro Swim Series meets).

The awards are as follows:

  • 1st place = 5 points = $1000
  • 2nd place = 3 points = $600
  • 3rd place = 1 point = $200

At the end of the series, the top male and female finishers will earn a $10,000 bonus. The top finishers will also earn a 1-year lease of a BMW – but that lease award can only go to U.S. citizen. If the points winner is not a U.S. citizen, the lease will go to the highest eligible swimmer.

Full rules here

*As a reminder: the money listed in these rankings is “money earned,” not necessarily “money accepted.” Athletes maintaining their amateurism status are not necessarily accepting all the prize money they earned.

Women’s Standings

Athlete Points Money Minneapolis Austin
Katie Ledecky 34 $6,800 16 18
Katinka Hosszu 18 $3,600 0 18
Missy Franklin 18 $3,600 13 5
Sarah Sjostrom 18 $3,600 0 18
Becca Mann 16 $3,200 9 7
Melanie Margalis 11 $2,200 8 3
Cammile Adams 10 $2,000 5 5
Caitlin Leverenz 8 $1,600 8 0
Maya DiRado 8 $1,600 3 5
Simone Manuel 8 $1,600 8 0
Dana Vollmer 6 $1,200 3 3
Leah Smith 6 $1,200 3 3
Abbey Weitzeil 5 $1,000 4 1
Etiene Medeiros 5 $1,000 5 0
Katie Meili 5 $1,000 0 5
Kelsi Worrell 5 $1,000 5 0
Kierra Smith 5 $1,000 5 0
Laura Sogar 5 $1,000 0 5
Molly Hannis 4 $800 0 4
Alia Atkinson 3 $600 0 3
Audrey Lacroix 3 $600 0 3
Haley Spencer 3 $600 3 0
Hanna Saiz 3 $600 3 0
Kylie Masse 3 $600 3 0
Madison Kennedy 3 $600 0 3
Micah Lawrence 3 $600 3 0
Allison Schmitt 2 $400 2 0
Dominique Bouchard 2 $400 2 0
Noemie Thomas 2 $400 1 1
Sarah Henry 2 $400 0 2
Andee Cottrell 1 $200 1 0
Anna Belousova 1 $200 0 1
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 1 $200 0 1
Cassidy Bayer 1 $200 0 1
Haley Anderson 1 $200 1 0
Justine Bowker 1 $200 1 0
Kathleen Baker 1 $200 0 1
Lotte Friis 1 $200 0 1
Martha McCabe 1 $200 1 0
Stephanie Peacock 1 $200 1 0

Men’s Standings

Athlete Points Money Minneapolis Austin
Nathan Adrian 20 $4,000 10 10
Michael Phelps 19 $3,800 9 10
Chase Kalisz 13 $2,600 10 3
Conor Dwyer 13 $2,600 13 0
Ryan Lochte 11 $2,200 3 8
Arkady Vyatchanin 9 $1,800 6 3
Connor Jaeger 9 $1,800 4 5
Santo Condorelli 9 $1,800 9 0
Jeremy Stravius 8 $1,600 0 8
Michael McBroom 8 $1,600 5 3
Ryan Murphy 8 $1,600 0 8
Carlos Claverie 7 $1,400 7 0
Josh Prenot 7 $1,400 0 7
David Plummer 6 $1,200 5 1
Grigory Tarasevich 6 $1,200 6 0
Jordan Potain 6 $1,200 0 6
Nicholas Fink 6 $1,200 3 3
Sam Tierney 6 $1,200 5 1
Andrew Wilson 5 $1,000 0 5
Giles Smith 5 $1,000 5 0
Matt Grevers 5 $1,000 0 5
Quah Zheng Wen 5 $1,000 0 5
Cody Miller 4 $800 4 0
Kevin Cordes 4 $800 0 4
Andrew Gemmell 3 $600 0 3
Bruno Fratus 3 $600 0 3
Marcelo Acosta 3 $600 3 0
Simon Sjodin 3 $600 0 3
Tom Shields 3 $600 0 3
Townley Haas 3 $600 0 3
Tyler Clary 3 $600 3 0
Jimmy Feigen 2 $400 0 2
Joao de Lucca 2 $400 2 0
Ous Mellouli 2 $400 1 1
Aaron Greene 1 $200 1 0
Andrew Seliskar 1 $200 0 1
Brad Tandy 1 $200 1 0
Corey Okubo 1 $200 1 0
Grant Shoults 1 $200 1 0
Jacob Pebley 1 $200 0 1
Mads Glaesner 1 $200 0 1
Tim Phillips 1 $200 0 1

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