Michael Andrew Leads All Swimmers With $28,000 Earned on Day 1 in Indianapolis

FINA CHAMPIONS SWIM SERIES 2019 #3 – INDIANAPOLIS

American 20-year old Michael Andrew was the top money-earnner on day 1 of the 2019 FINA Champions Swim Series in Indianapolis, Indiana, racking up $28,000 in prizes, including his first 400 free relay title of the meet when matched up with Jacob Pebley, Kelsi Dahlia, and Dutchwoman Ranomi Kromowidjojo on the anchor.

He remains in 3rd place in the overall prize money at the series behind only Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu. The trio, who are all very versatile and have all attended the entire series, have won a combined $316,000 and have clearly separated themselves from the rest of the money tables with 1 day of competition to go.

Overall, in a very American-heavy stop of the series (the men’s 200 IM and the men’s 200 fly were both all-American races), out of the $440,000 in prize money awarded on Friday, Team USA took nearly half: $218,500. The next-highest earners were Russia ($50,500), with Canada ($32,000) after them.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Individual Prize Money Relay prize money
Total Prize Money
Michael Andrew USA 0 3 0 0 $24,000 $4,000 $28,000
Lilly King USA 2 0 0 0 $20,000 $500 $20,500
Sarah Sjostrom Sweden 2 0 0 0 $20,000 $20,000
Chase Kalisz USA 2 0 0 0 $20,000 $20,000
Kylie Masse Canada 1 0 1 0 $15,000 $3,000 $18,000
Yulia Efimova Russia 0 2 0 0 $16,000 $500 $16,500
Ranomi Kromowidjojo Netherlands 0 0 2 0 $12,000 $4,000 $16,000
Anastasia Fesikova Russia 1 0 0 1 $14,000 $14,000
Katinka Hosszu Hungary 0 1 0 1 $13,000 $13,000
Nicholas Santos Brazil 1 0 0 0 $10,000 $3,000 $13,000
Ryan Murphy USA 1 0 0 0 $10,000 $3,000 $13,000
Cody Miller USA 1 0 0 0 $10,000 $2,000 $12,000
Kelsi Dahlia USA 0 1 0 0 $8,000 $12,000 $12,000
Zach Harting USA 0 0 1 1 $11,000 $500 $11,500
Penny Oleksiak Canada 0 0 1 1 $11,000 $11,000
Bethany Galat USA 0 0 0 2 $10,000 $10,000
Danas Rapsys Lithuania 1 0 0 0 $10,000 $10,000
Leah Smith USA 1 0 0 0 $10,000 $10,000
Margherita Panziera Italy 1 0 0 0 $10,000 $10,000
Vlad Morozov Russia 1 0 0 0 $10,000 $10,000
Jacob Pebley USA 0 0 1 0 $6,000 $4,000 $10,000
Arno Kamminga Netherlands 0 1 0 0 $8,000 $8,000
Justin Wright USA 0 1 0 0 $8,000 $8,000
Matt Grevers USA 0 1 0 0 $8,000 $8,000
Melanie Margalis USA 0 1 0 0 $8,000 $8,000
Pernille Blume Denmark 0 1 0 0 $8,000 $8,000
Townley Haas USA 0 1 0 0 $8,000 $8,000
Hali Flickinger USA 0 0 1 0 $6,000 $2,000 $8,000
Etiene Medeiros Brazil 0 0 0 1 $5,000 $3,000 $8,000
Jack Conger USA 0 0 0 1 $5,000 $2,000 $7,000
Josh Prenot USA 0 0 1 0 $6,000 $500 $6,500
Andrii Govorov Ukraine 0 0 1 0 $6,000 $6,000
Anton Chupkov Russia 0 0 1 0 $6,000 $6,000
Bruno Fratus Brazil 0 0 1 0 $6,000 $6,000
Gabriele Detti Italy 0 0 1 0 $6,000 $6,000
Micah Sumrall USA 0 0 1 0 $6,000 $6,000
Molly Hannis USA 0 0 1 0 $6,000 $6,000
Anthony Ervin USA 0 0 0 1 $5,000 $5,000
Farida Osman Egypt 0 0 0 1 $5,000 $5,000
Kevin Cordes USA 0 0 0 1 $5,000 $5,000
Oleg Kostin Russia 0 0 0 1 $5,000 $5,000
Pieter Timmers Belgium 0 0 0 1 $5,000 $5,000
Robert Glinta Romania 0 0 0 1 $5,000 $5,000
Sydney Pickrem Canada 0 0 0 0 $0 $2,000 $2,000

Total Money From FINA Champions Series After Day 1 in Indianapolis:

Name Country
Total Money (After Indy Day 1)
Sarah Sjostrom Sweden $124,000
Katinka Hosszu Hungary $100,000
Michael Andrew USA $88,000
Danas Rapsys Lithuania $48,000
Chad le Clos South Africa $48,000
Vlad Morozov Russia $47,000
Molly Hannis USA $46,000
Anton Chupkov Russia $42,000
Ranomi Kromowidjojo Netherlands $41,000
Pernille Blume Denmark $41,000
Kelsi Dahlia USA $40,000
Kliment Kolesnikov Russia $39,000
Ben Proud Great Britain $38,000
Emily Seebohm Australia $37,000
Nicholas Santos Brazil $36,000
Anastasia Fesikova Russia $35,000
Li Bingjie China $34,000
Penny Oleksiak Canada $32,000
Yuliya Efimova Russia $32,000
Georgia Davies Great Britain $31,000
Xu Jiayu China $31,000
Fabio Scozzoli Italy $30,000
Pieter Timmers Belgium $29,000
Chase Kalisz USA $28,000
Matt Grevers USA $27,000
Farida Osman Egypt $26,000
Imogen Clark Great Britain $26,000
Cate Campbell Australia $26,000
Robert Glinta Romania $25,000
Ye Shiwen China $25,000
Etiene Medeiros Brazil $23,000
Katie Meili USA $23,000
Joao Gomes Junior Brazil $22,000
Jacob Pebley USA $21,000
Wang Jianjiahe China $21,000
Wang Shun China $21,000
Lilly King USA $20,500
Margherita Panziera Italy $20,000
Andrii Govorov Ukraine $20,000
Fu Yuanhui China $20,000
Sun Yang China $20,000
Evgeny Rylov Russia $20,000
Kylie Masse Canada $18,000
Felipe Lima Brazil $18,000
Masato Sakai Japan $18,000
Kristof Milak Hungary $18,000
Yulia Efimova Russia $16,500
Ryosuke Irie Japan $16,000
Qin Haiyang China $16,000
Laszlo Cseh Hungary $16,000
Anthony Ervin USA $15,000
Andrei Minakov Russia $15,000
Dmitriy Balandin Kazakhstan $15,000
Siobhan O’Connor Great Britain $15,000
Arno Kamminga Netherlands $14,000
Bruno Fratus Brazil $14,000
Gabriele Detti Italy $14,000
Yu Jingyao China $14,000
Li Zhuhao China $14,000
Ippei Watanabe Japan $14,000
Federica Pellegrini Italy $14,000
Jeremy Desplanches Switzerland $14,000
Aleksandr Krasnykh Russia $14,000
Justin Ress USA $14,000
Ryan Murphy USA $13,000
Cody Miller USA $12,000
Dana Vollmer USA $12,000
Ajna Kesely Hungary $12,000
Zach Harting USA $11,500
Josh Prenot USA $11,500
Zhang Yuhan China $11,000
Holly Hibbott Great Britain $11,000
Bethany Galat USA $10,000
Leah Smith USA $10,000
Kevin Cordes USA $10,000
Yufei Zhang China $10,000
Mehdy Metella France $10,000
Philip Heintz Germany $9,000
Justin Wright USA $8,000
Melanie Margalis USA $8,000
Townley Haas USA $8,000
Hali Flickinger USA $8,000
Liu Xiang China $8,000
Peng Xuwei China $8,000
Kim Seoyeong Korea $8,000
Eszter Bekesi Hungary $8,000
Mykhailo Romanchuk Ukraine $8,000
Franziska Hentke Germany $8,000
Seoyeong Kim South Korea $8,000
Jack Conger USA $7,000
Micah Sumrall USA $6,000
Li Guanguan China $6,000
Wang Yizhe China $6,000
Jack McLoughlin Australia $6,000
Liu Yaxin China $6,000
He Yun China $6,000
Feng Junyang China $6,000
Zhou Min China $6,000
Ross Murdoch Great Britain $6,000
Dominik Kosma Hungary $6,000
Boglarka Kapas Hungary $6,000
Veronika Andrusenko Russia $6,000
Oleg Kostin Russia $5,000
Wang Zhou China $5,000
Mykhalo Romanchuk Ukraine $5,000
Zhang Sishi China $5,000
Katalin Burian Hungary $5,000
Peter Bernek Hungary $5,000
Alys Margaret Thomas Great Britain $5,000
Piero Codia Brazil $5,000
Zsuzsanna Jakabos Hungary $5,000
He Junyi China $4,000
Sydney Pickrem Canada $2,000

 

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2Fat4Speed

I’m happy it is all working out.

Yozhik

That is how the media can be misleading. Yesterday Missy Franklin with her partner started their report with the statement that Sarah Sjostrom, Katinka Hosszu and MA are dominating in these Champions Series. They used the word DOMINATING meaning probably the prize money earned, but not the quality of the races. In this particular tournament it is not exactly the same. That actually usually happens with all FINA’s meets. MA got leadership yesterday without winning any events. Hosszu was a money leader after day 1 in Guangzhou showing less than acceptable performance in three of four swum events. If FINA wants to compete successfully against professional swimming organizations they have to implement the main principle of any business – the… Read more »

Really

Quantity over quality

Eagleswim

I kind of agree but can’t think of a better option. It’s never going to be perfect, it these meets are really fun so I’m not going to complain. I’ll also say that one thing is for sure, Sjostrom is a total beast and absolutely IS dominating this series, she’s been amazing.

KST

I mean…it’s a series. Winners will be those who have the most wins. Wins aren’t always personal bests.

I can’t think of a sport competition series (NBA Finals, NHL Champs, MLB, etc) that always gets 100% max lifetime performances along the way. It’s about figuring out who can go the distance, who is consistently the best.

Olympics are for world record crushing IMO. And most the winners here will also have a shot in Tokyo

JimSwim22

But MA will not be one of the ones with the most wins, just one with the most races!

Papa

I’m just glad that, provided an athlete is relatively competitive across multiple events, that their is a means to generate a reasonable amount of income now for these pro athletes. Aside from the lucky few who got sponsorship deals, everyone had to stress to make a high-tier international meet, TRY to medal and maybe they could get enough to keep them afloat without the help of parents (which believe it or not most tend to need in this sport).

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