Kalisz, Grothe, Li Bingjie Lead TYR Pro Swim Standings after Austin

2018 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES – AUSTIN

After the end of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series meet at Austin, Chase Kalisz and Zane Grothe are tied for the overall men’s point lead, while China’s 15-year-old Li Bingjie leads the women’s standings.

Kalisz and Grothe each won three individual events and took third in one for a total of 16 points and $3,200.00, while Li combined three individual wins for $3,000.00 and 15 points. Kalisz is fighting to defend his title, after winning the $10,000 bonus and 1-year BMW lease that comes with the end-of-series high-point award last year.

The overall scoring system remains the same as it has in previous years, with $1,000 and five points as the top prize for Olympic individual event winners. However, this year the shootout events have put even more money at stake. Shootouts do not result in any overall points, which is why a swimmer like Michael Andrew with strong shootout performances but no medals in the other individual events will come away from this weekend with $1,200 and 0 points.

You can see a full breakdown of the prize money and points systems here. 

Olympic Event Scoring Breakdown

  • 1st: $1,000 (5 points)
  • 2nd: $600 (3 points)
  • 3rd: $200 (1 point)

Shootout 50s Scoring Breakdown

  • Round 1 winners: $200
  • Round 2 winners: $400
  • Round 3 winner: $600

Based on our interpretation of USA Swimming’s Pro Swim Series scoring rules, the shootout 50 freestyles also do not result in series points (since the shootout format is not the Olympic format). However, the 50 frees will count for series points at Pro Swim meets where they are swam in the normal format. In addition, the “mystery order” 200 IMs and the mixed medley relays do not count for series points or prize money.

In addition, it’s always worth noting that swimmers will accept or decline prize money in accordance with the NCAA-eligibility standards.

Women’s Overall PSS Standings and Prize Money after Austin

Rank Athlete Points Money
1 Li Bingjie 15 $3,000.00
2 Melanie Margalis 11 $2,200.00
3 Taylor Ruck 10 $2,000.00
4 Hannah Moore 8 $1,600.00
4 Regan Smith 8 $2,800.00
4 Kristel Kobrich 8 $1,600.00
7 Zhang Yufei 6 $2,400.00
8 Amanda Kendall 5 $2,200.00
8 Peng Xuwei 5 $1,200.00
8 Chloe Tutton 5 $1,000.00
8 Alys Thomas 5 $1,000.00
8 Katie Meili 5 $1,600.00
8 Sydney Pickrem 5 $1,000.00
14 Madisyn Cox 3 $800.00
14 Emily Escobedo 3 $600.00
14 Rachel Nichol 3 $800.00
14 Margo Geer 3 $1,800.00
18 Rebecca Smith 1 $200.00
18 Breeja Larson 1 $400.00
18 Olivia Smoliga 1 $800.00
18 Hali Flickinger 1 $200.00
18 Molly Hannis 1 $1,400.00
18 Kayla Sanchez 1 $200.00
18 Sophie Cattermole 1 $200.00
18 Ashley Neidigh 1 $200.00
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 0 $200.00
Ky-lee Perry 0 $200.00
Jade Hannah 0 $200.00
Hellen Moffitt 0 $200.00
Harriet Jones 0 $200.00

Men’s Overall PSS Standings and Prize Money after Austin

Rank Athlete Points Money
1 Chase Kalisz 16 $3,200.00
1 Zane Grothe 16 $3,200.00
3 Jack Conger 11 $2,400.00
4 Yan Zibei 10 $2,200.00
5 Anton Ipsen 9 $1,800.00
6 Ryan Murphy 8 $1,600.00
7 Clark Smith 5 $1,000.00
7 Matt Grevers 5 $2,200.00
7 Nathan Adrian 5 $2,200.00
7 Shogo Takeda 5 $1,000.00
11 Masayuki Umemoto 4 $800.00
12 Tripp Cooper 3 $600.00
12 Jacob Pebley 3 $800.00
12 Josh Prenot 3 $600.00
12 Justin Ress 3 $1,200.00
12 Andrew Wilson 3 $1,200.00
12 Ryan Held 3 $1,000.00
12 Will Licon 3 $600.00
12 Shingo Nakaya 3 $600.00
20 Carson Foster 2 $400.00
21 Tristan Cote 1 $200.00
21 Matias Koski 1 $400.00
21 Nic Fink 1 $1,400.00
21 Daniel Krueger 1 $200.00
Michael Andrew 0 $1,200.00
Nicholas Pyle 0 $200.00
Alexander Milanovich 0 $200.00
Paul Le 0 $200.00

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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