Ledecky was the biggest winner in Minneapolis, picking up three wins and a third-place to take 16 points in total. That correlates to $3200 in prize money, though Ledecky can only accept enough prize money to cover expenses as she’s maintaining her amateurism status to eventually swim for Stanford.
Ledecky is 3 points ahead of Missy Franklin, who won two races and took second in another.
Arena Pro Swim Series Points/Money System
Series points and prize money are given out to the top 3 finishers in each Olympic-distance event. (The men’s 800 free, women’s 1500 free, and 50s of the non-free strokes do not earn points or money, despite being swum at some of the Pro Swim Series meets).
The awards are as follows:
- 1st place = 5 points = $1000
- 2nd place = 3 points = $600
- 3rd place = 1 point = $200
At the end of the series, the top male and female finishers will earn a $10,000 bonus. The top finishers will also earn a 1-year lease of a BMW – but that lease award can only go to U.S. citizen. If the points winner is not a U.S. citizen, the lease will go to the highest eligible swimmer.
*As a reminder: the money listed in these rankings is “money earned,” not necessarily “money accepted.” Athletes maintaining their amateurism status are not necessarily accepting all the prize money they earned.
|Joao de Lucca||2||$400|