The highest placing American swimmers in the 2014 Arena Grand Prix Series, Conor Dwyer and Caitlin Leverenz, received the keys to their brand new BMW’s this week.
In total, $150,000 in prize money was available to be distributed over the course of the six-meet series. At each meet, $500 was awarded for a first-place finish, $300 for second and $100 for third in all individual events. This is the second year that Arena has served as the title sponsor of the Arena Grand Prix Series.
In addition to the prize money, swimmers competed for a Series Grand Prize from BMW. A 1 year lease on a new BMW was available to the highest finishing American swimmer.
They will not receive their BMW’s until they return from the Pan Pac Championships at the end of the month, but USA Swimming and BMW did provide them with loner cars for the duration of the meet this weekend.
.@conorjdwyer, @cleverenz picked up keys for their @BMWUSA leases as top U.S. finishers in the @ArenaUSA GP Series! pic.twitter.com/nIBlY4GGX6
— USA Swimming (@USA_Swimming) August 7, 2014
Caitlin Leverenz is not officially on the Pan Pacific championships team yet, but she has put herself in great position to earn her spot tonight as the top seed of the women’s 200 IM.