Ledecky, Dwyer Topping Pro Swim Series Points After Minneapolis

The early front-runners in the 2015-2016 Arena Pro Swim Series are Katie Ledecky and Conor Dwyereach of whom holds a 3-point lead.

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 Franklinwho won two races and took second in another.

Matching Franklin’s 13 points is Dwyer, who leads Chase Kalisz and Nathan Adrian by 3. Both Kalisz and Adrian won two events to earn 10 points and $2000.

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.

Full rules here

*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.

Men’s Standings

Athlete Points Money
Conor Dwyer 13 $2,600
Chase Kalisz 10 $2,000
Nathan Adrian 10 $2,000
Michael Phelps 9 $1,800
Santo Condorelli 9 $1,800
Carlos Claverie 7 $1,400
Arkady Vyatchanin 6 $1,200
Grigory Tarasevich 6 $1,200
David Plummer 5 $1,000
Giles Smith 5 $1,000
Michael McBroom 5 $1,000
Sam Tierney 5 $1,000
Cody Miller 4 $800
Connor Jaeger 4 $800
Marcelo Acosta 3 $600
Nicholas Fink 3 $600
Ryan Lochte 3 $600
Tyler Clary 3 $600
Joao de Lucca 2 $400
Aaron Greene 1 $200
Brad Tandy 1 $200
Corey Okubo 1 $200
Grant Shoults 1 $200
Ous Mellouli 1 $200

Women’s Standings

Athlete Points Money
Katie Ledecky 16 $3,200
Missy Franklin 13 $2,600
Becca Mann 9 $1,800
Caitlin Leverenz 8 $1,600
Melanie Margalis 8 $1,600
Simone Manuel 8 $1,600
Cammile Adams 5 $1,000
Etiene Medeiros 5 $1,000
Kelsi Worrell 5 $1,000
Kierra Smith 5 $1,000
Abbey Weitzeil 4 $800
Dana Vollmer 3 $600
Haley Spencer 3 $600
Hanna Saiz 3 $600
Kylie Masse 3 $600
Leah Smith 3 $600
Maya DiRado 3 $600
Micah Lawrence 3 $600
Allison Schmitt 2 $400
Dominique Bouchard 2 $400
Andee Cottrell 1 $200
Haley Anderson 1 $200
Justine Bowker 1 $200
Martha McCabe 1 $200
Noemie Thomas 1 $200
Stephanie Peacock 1 $200

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Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career of almost two decades wasn’t enough for this Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for SwimSwam.com, covering swimming at every level. He’s an …

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