LEN Announces Prize Money for European Championships

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 1

  • Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd
  • Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Finals: 6:00 PM (London Time) / 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
  • London Aquatics Center, London, UK
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results
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The European Swimming League (LEN) has announced they will be handing out prize money to all medalists of the European Championships for the first time in history.

The total prize pool is 225,000 Euros, approximately $255,000 American.

  PRIZE MONEY (EUROS) AMERICAN CONVERSION  
GOLD (Ind.)  2,000 €  $2265  
SILVER (Ind.) 1,500 €  $1700
BRONZE (Ind.) 1,000 €  $1135  
GOLD (Relay)  3,500 €  $3965  
SILVER (Relay)  3,000 €  $3400  
BRONZE (Relay)  2,500 €  $2835  

 

Read the release on the LEN website about the prize money here.

This financial incentive will give swimmers a little bit of extra motivation to perform at their best in London during a year where the main focus of every competitive swimmer is their respective Olympic Trials and the Olympic Games.

The European Championships have already started this morning with the first preliminary session, and finals begin at 6 PM London time and 1 PM Eastern. The meet will run through until Sunday May 22nd.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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