Hosszu already clears six figure winnings with World Cup’s cluster bonus after Dubai

The Dubai stop of the World Cup tour signals the end of the first cluster. The 7-meet series is broken into three separate “clusters,” with cash bonuses given to the points leaders of each individual cluster.

Those bonuses are where the real money of the World Cup tour are. The top 6 men and women in overall points earn cluster bonuses in the following amounts:

  • 1st: $50,000
  • 2nd: $35,000
  • 3rd: $30,000
  • 4th: $20,000
  • 5th: $10,000
  • 6th: $5,000

Hosszu, the current series points leader, used that $50,000 bonus to break into six-figures of winnings with 5 meets (and two more clusters) left to go on the series.

Hosszu has racked up $125,000 on the World Cup thus far, by our count, including 5 world record bonuses (at $10,000 each) and 15 wins. On the men’s side, Chad le Clos is both the points leader and the money leader. Though his points lead is just 4, that $50,000 cluster bonus propelled him well past world record-breaker Daniel Gyurta for the money lead. Le Clos has made just over $60,000, while Gyurta sits second at $51,000.

You can view the current points standings here.

The full money lists are below, including each athlete’s total, the chunk of that money they brought in at the Dubai meet over the past two days, and what their cluster bonus was, if they received one.

The World Cup now goes on hiatus until September 29th, when the second cluster begins in Hong Kong.

Men’s Money Lists

Rank Athlete Country Total Money Earned TOTAL: Dubai Cluster Bonus
1 Chad le Clos South Africa $60,500 $6,000 $50,000
2 Daniel Gyurta Hungary $51,000 $13,000 $35,000
3 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia $41,500 $5,500 $30,000
4 Tom Shields USA $29,750 $5,250 $20,000
5 Marco Koch Germany $14,500 $2,000 $10,000
6 Christian Diener Germany $12,500 $4,000 $5,000
7 Eugene Godsoe USA $5,000 $2,500 $0
7 Velimir Stjepanovic Serbia $5,000 $2,000 $0
9 George Bovell Trinidad & Tobago $4,750 $2,500 $0
10 Roland Schoeman South Africa $4,250 $2,250 $0
11 David Verraszto Hungary $3,000 $2,000 $0
11 Fabio Scozzoli Italy $3,000 $2,000 $0
11 Gergo Kis Hungary $3,000 $1,500 $0
11 Josh Schneider USA $3,000 $1,500 $0
11 Pawel Korzeniowski Poland $3,000 $1,500 $0
16 Konrad Czerniak Poland $2,750 $500 $0
17 Cody Miller USA $2,500 $1,000 $0
18 Steffen Deibler Germany $2,000 $1,500 $0
18 Bobby Hurley Australia $2,000 $500 $0
20 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia $1,500 $1,000 $0
20 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia $1,500 $500 $0
22 Hayate Matsubara Japan $1,000 $500 $0
22 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia $1,000 $500 $0
22 Yukihiro Takahashi Japan $1,000 $500 $0
22 Leith Shankland South Africa $1,000 $0 $0
26 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Finland $500 $500 $0
26 Ashley Delaney Australia $500 $500 $0
26 Martin Schweitzer Switzerland $500 $0 $0
26 Martin Spitzer Austria $500 $0 $0

Women’s Money Lists

Rank Athlete Country Total Money Earned TOTAL: Dubai Cluster Bonus
1 Katinka Hosszu Hungary $125,000 $32,500 $50,000
2 Inge Dekker Netherlands $47,000 $6,000 $35,000
3 Alia Atkinson Jamaica $37,000 $4,500 $30,000
4 Mireia Belmonte Garcia Spain $30,000 $4,000 $20,000
5 Marieke D’Cruz Australia $17,500 $4,000 $10,000
6 Breeja Larson USA $12,000 $3,500 $5,000
7 Daryna Zevina Ukraine $6,000 $3,000 $0
8 Caitlin Leverenz USA $4,000 $2,000 $0
8 Julia Hassler Liechtenstein $4,000 $2,000 $0
8 Aleksanrda Urbanczyk Poland $4,000 $1,000 $0
11 Lisa Zaiser Austria $3,000 $2,500 $0
12 Evelyn Verraszto Hungary $2,500 $1,500 $0
13 Franziska Hentke Germany $2,000 $1,500 $0
13 Carolina Colorado Henao Colombia $2,000 $1,000 $0
13 Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir Iceland $2,000 $0 $0
16 Laura Sogar USA $1,500 $1,000 $0
17 Lena Kreundl Austria $1,000 $500 $0
17 Danielle Villars Switzerland $1,000 $0 $0
19 Michee Van Rooyen South Africa $500 $500 $0

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Sean S

It baffles me that more high level swimmers don’t take part in the World Cup series, particularly Americans. Swimming is not an easy sport to make a living in and when you have an opportunity like this it seems to me that you should jump at it. I understand Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and Natalie Coughlin not taking part as they have probably made enough money from the sport to be fairly comfortable, but for any other non amateur athlete who could be placing near the top, why not make some money? Matt Grevers, Nick Thoman, Jessica Hardy (who I know has taken part in the past), Tyler Clary, Tim Phillips, and probably a few others I’m forgetting could all… Read more »

zebrafeet

Agreed. And with Coughlin not being on the US team for the next two years, it would have given her some quality races vs waiting for the Grand Prix to come around in late fall. I absolutely do not get why more post grads don’t race these events – does anybody know if Speedo, Arena, etc covers flight and hotel for their swimmers (I can see that making a difference if you had to cover sans US Swimming stipend)? If they do (and I’m sure it’s contract dependent), why not go? You get to race, you can win some cash right now, it seems like a lot of the AUS and USA women are just contributing to Hosszu’s retirement account… Read more »

WHOKNOWS

She’ll probably be on Pan Am team

Zebrafeet

I hope so; if only for the leadership but Schmidt is another, etc.

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