Swim Cup Lausanne, Switzerland
The first edition of the Swim Cup Lausanne ended on Sunday with Katinka Hosszu again dominating a short course swim meet after she won 9 medals at the 2016 SC World Championships in Canada and she also triumphed in the 2016 World Cup Series – for the 6th consecutive time.
The members of the Swiss Olympic team set some national records: Maria Ugolkova (SC Uster Wallisellen) in the 100m individual medley in a 1:00:6 and Jeremy Desplanches from Geneva in the 400m IM with a new national best of 4:07:46 and he set a second national record in the 100m individual medley with a time of 53:55.
At the end of the two days meet it was no surprise that Katinka Hosszu earned the extra 4.000 CHF bonus for the best performance, valuated in FINA points: She hit the high score with her time of 4:25,13 in the 400m IM – an impressive result at the end of this long Olympic season and without any serious competitor in the race. She got 937 FINA points – ahead of Germany’s Marco Koch who earned 916 points for his result in the 200m breaststroke: 2:04,03.
The top ten FINA performances of the meet, men and women combined, earned extra bonuses (in addition: 18.000 CHF, about 17.500 USD, 500 CHF are around 490 USD):
- #1 CHF 4000
- #2 CHF 3000
- #3 CHF 2500
- #4 CHF 2000
- #5 CHF 1500
- #6-10 CHF 1000 each
Best performance by points at Swim Cup Lausanne, 2016
Points: FINA 2016
1. HOSSZU, Katinka 89 Iron Aquatics 400m Medley 4:25.13 937
2. KOCH, Marco 90 DSW1912 Darmstadt 200m Breaststroke 2:04.03 916
3. BONNET, Charlotte 95 Olympic Nice Natation 200m Freestyle 1:54.30 910
4. HEEMSKERK, Femke 87 PSV 200m Freestyle 1:54.54 904
5. HEINTZ, Philip 91 SV Nikar 200m Medley 1:53.84 893
6. VAN DER BURGH, Cameron 88 Northern Tigers Swimming 100m Breaststroke 57.90 885
7. TIMMERS, Pieter 88 Zwemclub Brabo Antwerpen 100m Freestyle 47.03 872
8. JAKABOS, Zsuzsanna 89 ANK Uszoklub Pecs 200m Freestyle 1:55.97 871
9. ANDREW, Michael 99 Race Pace Club 100m Medley 53.11 867
10. SANTAMANS, Anna 93 CN Marseille 50m Freestyle 24.39 865
USA’s Michael Andrew won the 100m IM in 53,11 and this was worth 867 FINA points and a bonus of 1000 CHF.
The Swim Cup Lausanne also was a platform for young Swiss swimmers to gain experience at an interantional swim meet and to compete against their idols. The second edition of the Swim Cup Lausanne has already been confirmed for 16 & 17 December 2017 and with more prize money: 80.000 CHF have been announced.