5 Storylines To Watch, All The Links You Need For 2016 Mare Nostrum – Canet

2016 Mare Nostrum Tour – Canet en Roussillon

Canet Prize Money

The Canet en Roussillon stop of the Mare Nostrum Tour gives out prize money for top 3 finishes in individual events. There are also extra bonuses for world, European and Mare Nostrum records, plus the top 20 swims in overall FINA points for the meet.

Individual Events:

  • 1st: €330
  • 2nd: €180
  • 3rd: €90


  • World Record: A car (Estimated at €20,000)
  • European Record: €2500
  • Mare Nostrum Tour Record: €600

Top 20 FINA Points:

  • 1st: €4000
  • 2nd: €2500
  • 3rd: €1500
  • 4th: €1000
  • 5th: €750
  • 6th-10th: €600
  • 11th-15th: €500
  • 16th-20th: €400


The tour will give out bonuses to the top 4 men and women overall. The finish order is determined by adding up each swimmer’s best swim in FINA points at each of the tour’s three stops. The swimmer whose 3 races combine to the highest total win the tour.

Series Prize Bonuses:

  • 1st: €7000
  • 2nd: €2000
  • 3rd: €1000
  • 4th: €500

These bonuses are laid out on the Mare Nostrum website here.

5 Races To Watch

1. Women’s 100 Free

The women’s 100 is a perfect mix of youth, experience and nationality. France’s Charlotte Bonnet won this race in Monaco, and will look to repeat in front of a home crowd. Katinka Hosszu is the top seed, seeking to add to her tour-leading money earnings. Japan adds national record-holder Miki Uchida and rising star Rikako Ikee, plus Canada’s young sensation Taylor Ruck and Brazil’s top sprinter Etiene Medeiros will all be in the h unt.

2. Men’s 200 Free

The men’s 200 free is in an interesting place worldwide, with many of the top threats returning from injuries, suspensions or down seasons. Great Britain’s James Guy won the world title last year, and will lead the field into Canet. But Japan’s Kosuke Hagino will also compete – Hagino would have been a major medal threat last year, but missed Worlds with an injury. Then there’s 2012 Olympic champ Yannick Agnelwho hasn’t looked himself in several years, but at one point looked like the next world freestyle superstar.

3. Women’s 200 Breast

Japan has yet another big entrant in the women’s breaststrokes: Kanako Watanabe is the top 200 breast seed after winning the Worlds gold medal last summer. But she’ll have to contend with a handful of huge threats. Denmark’s world record-holder, Rikke Moller Pedersen, is entered. Canada’s Kierra Smith is Rio-bound, and won both breaststroke races in Monaco. And Japanese youngster Runa Imai is the fourth seed in a tough field.

4. Men’s 100 Breast

South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh is coming off a World Cup series title from last fall, and should be the top threat to dethrone world record-holder Adam Peaty in Rio. Peaty’s teammate Ross Murdoch will be representing Great Britain in Canet – Murdoch won bronze at Worlds last summer behind Peaty and van der Burgh. Also competing in Canet from that Worlds final: Giedrus Titenis (6th last year for Lithuania), Kirill Prigoda (7th for Russia) and Hendrik Feldwehr (8th for Germany).

5. Women’s 100 Back

It’s Hosszu atop the women’s 100 back start lists, but Brazil’s Medeiros comes in with an identical 59.50 seed. Then there’s Russian duo Anastasiia Fesikova and Daria Ustinova, along with veteran Zimbabwean Olympian Kirsty Coventry.

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6 years ago

Also the start list has some mistake, the top 100 freestyler for Brazil is Larissa Oliveira now with 54,03 (She is also the top on 200 free with a 1:57 mid-low)

6 years ago

On 100 breast there is also the brazilian duo: Joao Gomes Junior (59,06 at Trials) and Felipe França (59,36 at Trials, 59,21 at Pan Am). Except for the Americans/Japanese the probably lineup of Rio Final on 100 breast will be at Mare Nostrum

6 years ago

looks like a great meet….great tuneup for Rio!

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