Hosszu’s $6000 haul leads Charlotte Pro Swim Series money-earners

Katinka Hosszu raked in $6,000 on six wins at the Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Charlotte over the weekend, the highest single-meet money total so far this season.

Hosszu won six of her seven events, and won the B final of her seventh race. That vaults her to the series lead in money earned. The Hungarian has picked up $13,000 in three meet appearances on the tour this year.

On the men’s side, double winners Connor Jaeger and Arkady Vyatchanin were the leading earners. Jaeger won the 400 free and 1500 free, and Vyatchanin swept the 100 and 200 backstrokes. Each pocketed $2,000.

Conor Dwyer added $1,600 to his series-leading total of $12,200 for the season.

The full money lists from Charlotte are below. These reflect money earned, not necessarily money accepted – college or high school athletes are limited in how much prize money they can receive by NCAA and high school amateurism rules.

Each Olympic-distance event pays out $1,000 to the winner, $600 to second place and $200 to third. Non Olympic distances are not included in these totals.

Men’s Money-Earners from Charlotte

Connor Jaeger $2,000 $6,000
Arkady Vyatchanin $2,000 $5,600
Chase Kalisz $2,000 $2,000
Ryan Lochte $1,800 $5,800
Josh Prenot (A) $1,800 $4,000
Conor Dwyer $1,600 $12,200
Cody Miller $1,600 $3,800
Nathan Adrian $1,200 $5,400
Josh Schneider $1,000 $2,200
Tom Shields $1,000 $1,200
Tyler Clary $600 $8,000
Andrew Seliskar (A) $600 $2,400
Dion Dreesens $600 $800
David Plummer $600 $800
Richard Funk $600 $600
Jay Litherland $600 $600
Cesar Cielo $600 $600
Marco Orsi $600 $600
Ahmed Akaram (A) $600 $600
Marwan El Kamash (A) $400 $400
Junya Koga $200 $2,400
Michael Phelps $200 $2,400
Joao de Lucca $200 $2,200
Felipe Lima $200 $1,400
Jack Conger (A) $200 $1,200
Ryan Feeley $200 $800
Nic Fink $200 $200
Thiago Pereira $200 $200

Women’s Money-Earners from Charlotte

Name Charlotte Earnings Series Total
Katinka Hosszu $6,000 $13,000
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace $2,200 $7,400
Lotte Friis $1,600 $2,800
Natalie Coughlin $1,600 $2,400
Micah Lawrence $1,200 $2,400
Leah Smith $1,200 $1,200
Melanie Margalis $1,000 $4,800
Katie Meili $1,000 $2,800
Kelsi Worrell (A) $1,000 $2,000
Caitlin Leverenz $800 $7,800
Cammile Adams $800 $2,000
Dominique Bouchard $600 $6,000
Allison Schmitt $600 $1,600
Becca Mann (A) $600 $1,200
Jessica Hardy $600 $600
Kathleen Baker $600 $600
Martha McCabe $600 $600
Chantal van Landeghem (A) $400 $400
Kirsty Coventry $200 $1,800
Claire Donahue $200 $800
Hali Flickinger (A) $200 $200
Cierra Runge $200 $200
Clara Smiddy $200 $200

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6 years ago

Where is Elizabeth Beisel and Alia Atkinson? thanks

6 years ago

where is elizabeth beisel and alia atkinson?

6 years ago

where is elizabeth beisel and alia atkinsons? thx

6 years ago

wow, putting it in tabular format really shows how weak the prize money is in swimming for these top athletes. Need more sponsors to boost the awards. By comparison, in track a single Diamond League event awards about $500,000 US. They have a huge attendance advantage though with large stadiums, but also more sponsors, many with higher market cap.

Reply to  PAC12BACKER
6 years ago

PAC12BACKER – a more apt comparison for Diamond League events is the FINA World Cup, which awards $102,000 at any given meet, plus all of the cluster money and overall money. There, if you were to average last year across 6 meets, $1.872 million, it’s $312,000 per meet.

Diamond League in 2015 is giving out a total of $8 million across 14 meets, which comes out to $571,428 per meet (including all of their equivalent bonuses and stuff). Still a gap, but not nearly as big as when comparing the Pro Swim Series.

Reply to  Braden Keith
6 years ago

Excellent points Braden. Thank you for the additional facts and better comparison..

Reply to  Braden Keith
6 years ago

Diamond League also has appearance fee money that can top performance prize money. Going rate to get Usain Bolt to bless a meet with his presence is reportedly somewhere around $300K USD. A typical nice enough Olympic or World Championships finalist in a popular even can also get $20-$40K USD to toe the line.

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