Jaeger, Hosszu top money-earners at Santa Clara stop of Arena Pro Swim Series

Two athletes known for their endurance topped the money lists at the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, with Connor Jaeger leading all men and Katinka Hosszu topping the women.

Jaeger had himself an outstanding weekend, winning two money-earning races and taking second in another. The wins came at the farthest ends of his distance spectrum, in the 200 free and 1500 free. Jaeger was also second to Michael McBroom in the 400, and was also second in the non-Olympic-distance 800 free on day 1 (though only Olympic distance races give out Pro Swim Series points and money).

That netted the Club Wolverine pro a paycheck of $2,600, $400 more than the next earner, Michael Phelps.

Hosszu stayed in her familiar position atop the women’s money lists, taking in $5,600 on a 5-win weekend. That’s Hosszu’s second-best single-meet performance on this tour, just $400 shy of her money haul in Charlotte last month.

Also rolling in cash in Santa Clara were a trio of international women: the Netherlands’ Femke Heemskerk ($2,600), Russia’s Yulia Efimova ($2,200) and Denmark’s Lotte Friis ($2,000). On the men’s side, the only others to crack $2,000 were Cody Miller ($2,000) and Ryan Murphy ($2,000).

*A reminder: these lists track money earned, not necessarily money accepted. Athletes maintaining amateur status for high school or college swimming have restrictions on how much money they can accept. Those athletes are marked with an “A.”

Men’s Earners – Santa Clara

Name Santa Clara Earnings Series Total
Connor Jaeger $2,600 $8,600
Michael Phelps $2,200 $4,600
Cody Miller $2,000 $5,800
Ryan Murphy (A) $2,000 $3,800
Michael McBroom $1,600 $5,800
Josh Prenot (A) $1,400 $5,400
Tom Shields $1,200 $2,400
Vlad Morozov $1,200 $1,200
Nathan Adrian $1,000 $6,400
Gunnar Bentz (A) $1,000 $1,000
Tyler Clary $800 $8,800
Chase Kalisz (A) $800 $2,800
Bruno Fratus $600 $3,200
Matt Grevers $600 $3,000
Felipe Lima $600 $2,000
Giles Smith $600 $1,800
Federico Grabich $600 $600
Max Williamson (A) $600 $600
Nikita Lobintsev $600 $600
David Plummer $200 $1,000
Jacob Pebley (A) $200 $600
Thiago Pereira $200 $400
Henrique Martins $200 $200
Mads Glaesner $200 $200
Nicolas Oliveira $200 $200
Ous Mellouli $200 $200

Women’s Earners – Santa Clara

Name Santa Clara Earnings Series Total
Katinka Hosszu $5,600 $18,600
Femke Heemskerk $2,600 $2,600
Yulia Efimova $2,200 $2,200
Lotte Friis $2,000 $4,800
Emily Overholt (A) $1,800 $1,800
Simone Manuel (A) $1,600 $2,200
Daynara de Paula $1,000 $1,000
Caitlin Leverenz $800 $8,600
Maya DiRado $600 $1,800
Farida Osman (A) $600 $1,600
Hilda Luthersdottir $600 $1,400
Jessica Hardy $600 $1,200
Elizabeth Pelton $600 $600
Missy Franklin $600 $600
Sierra Schmidt (A) $600 $600
Natalie Coughlin $200 $2,600
Alia Atkinson $200 $1,800
Allison Schmitt $200 $1,800
Becca Mann (A) $200 $1,400
Cierra Runge (A) $200 $400
Felicia Lee $200 $200
Laura Sogar $200 $200
Lauren Case (A) $200 $200

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7 years ago

makes more than all the prize money given put during the entire Grand prix series

Aaron Friedman
Reply to  Hank
7 years ago

Your funny! Obviously the the prize money is symbolic. Most earn significantly more from endorsements. However only the very top earn enough to make a living from swimming.

7 years ago

other basic human expenses like shelter, clothing, food, etc… PGA’s bottom of the mkney list

7 years ago

Swimmers may be the only athletes for whom this money really makes a difference. At the least it will cover their travel expenses and

Swim Fan II
7 years ago

I think you need to do a fact check; McBroom won the 800 on Thursday and the 400 yesterday and was 2nd to Jaeger in the 1500. That would give McBroom $2600.00 in weekend earnings and Jaeger with $3200.00 (Wins at 200 & 1500 and 2nd in the 400 and 800’s). Thats assuming this meet paid what all the other Pro Series paid ($1000/ $600/ $200 – respectfully 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd)?

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