Nelson, Carter Win Overall FINA World Cup Titles, Surpass $150K In Winnings

2022 FINA World Cup

  • October 21 – November 5, 2022
    • Leg 1: Oct. 21-23 – Berlin, Germany
    • Leg 2: Oct. 28-30 – Toronto, Canada
    • Leg 3: Nov. 3-5 – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • SCM (25 meters)
  • World Cup Central

Beata Nelson and Dylan Carter finished off the 2022 FINA World Cup series with a flourish, both placing first in the point standings at the final stop in Indianapolis to help them claim the overall World Cup title.

Both swimmers were essentially unstoppable on their way to the overall crown, having won three events at all three legs of the series. The only other swimmer to accomplish that feat was Nic Fink, who was edged out by 0.30 points by Carter by virtue of FINA points.

For the women, Nelson put up a total of 173.7 points, easily outpacing runner-up Siobhan Haughey (165.9).

Nelson placed second to Haughey in Berlin, was the runner-up to Maggie MacNeil in Toronto, and then capped things off by winning the third and final leg in Indy.

The top eight scorers for the series as a whole received prize money, from Nelson winning $100,000 for first down to Ingrid Wilm picking up $10,000 for eighth.

FINAL SERIES STANDINGS – WOMEN

Rank Swimmer Country Total Points Berlin Points Toronto Points Indianapolis Points
Prize Money (Standings Only)
1 Beata Nelson USA 173.7 57.3 58.3 58.1 $100,000
2 Siobhan Haughey HKG 165.9 58.5 54.4 53.0 $70,000
3 Beryl Gastaldello FRA 156.6 52.1 53.2 51.3 $30,000
4 Kylie Masse CAN 152.3 53.1 51.6 47.6 $15,000
5 Ruta Meilutyte LTU 151.9 52.2 49.6 50.1 $14,000
6 Louise Hansson SWE 147.8 47.3 46.9 53.6 $12,000
7 Madison Wilson AUS 139.1 47.5 44.0 47.6 $11,000
8 Ingrid Wilm CAN 136.3 46.8 44.2 45.3 $10,000

The men’s battle came down to the wire, with Carter (172.6) narrowly prevailing over Fink (172.3). Going three-for-three at all three stops helped distance Carter and Fink from the rest of the men’s field.

Placing fourth overall was American Shaine Casas, who was the winner in Toronto and potentially could’ve been in position to take the series title if it wasn’t for a near miss at the opening stop of the circuit.

In Berlin, Casas placed ninth in the 100 IM, missing the final by .01. Had he qualified for the final and won it with a 900 FINA point swim, which is what he did in both Toronto (51.03) and Indianapolis (51.04), he would’ve ultimately finished with an additional 8.1 points, bringing his total to 173 and therefore theoretically placing first overall in the series.

FINAL SERIES STANDINGS – MEN

Rank Swimmer Country Total Points Berlin Points Toronto Points Indianapolis Points
Prize Money (Standings Only)
1 Dylan Carter TTO 172.6 57.3 57.2 58.1 $100,000
2 Nic Fink USA 172.3 57.0 57.5 57.8 $70,000
3 Chad le Clos RSA 166.3 56.4 53.8 56.1 $30,000
4 Shaine Casas USA 164.9 48.9 58.5 57.5 $15,000
5 Matt Sates RSA 154.1 58.3 52.7 43.1 $14,000
6 Kyle Chalmers AUS 152.1 53.4 48.0 50.7 $12,000
7 Thomas Ceccon ITA 144.8 52.6 48.6 43.6 $11,000
8 Danas Rapsys LTU 137.1 43.7 42.0 51.4 $10,000

PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN

Carter emerged as the top earner overall with $160,000, including $30,000 for the ‘triple crown’ bonus, a $10,000 reward for each swimmer who won the same event at all three legs.

Nelson followed closely with $152,000 to lead the women, while Fink ($128,000) and Haughey ($112,900) also exceeded the $100K barrier.

Despite only racing in two of three stops, Katie Ledecky was the fifth-highest female earner with $38,000, with $20,000 of that coming from her world record performances in the 800 and 1500 free. New world records were awarded $10,000 apiece.

PRIZE MONEY RANKINGS – WOMEN

Rank Swimmer Country Ranking Prize Money Meet Prize Money Triple Crown/WR Bonus
Total Prize Money
1 Beata Nelson USA $100,000 $32,000 $20,000 $152,000
2 Siobhan Haughey HKG $70,000 $22,900 $20,000 $112,900
3 Ruta Meilutyte LTU $14,000 $16,100 $20,000 $50,100
4 Beryl Gastaldello FRA $30,000 $16,000 $0 $46,000
5 Katie Ledecky USA $0 $18,000 $20,000 $38,000
6 Kylie Masse CAN $15,000 $17,900 $0 $32,900
7 Louise Hansson SWE $12,000 $15,700 $0 $27,700
8 Madison Wilson AUS $11,000 $14,600 $0 $25,600
9 Ingrid Wilm CAN $10,000 $14,100 $0 $24,100
10 Kasia Wasick POL $0 $9,100 $10,000 $19,100
11 Anastasia Gorbenko ISR $0 $13,500 $0 $13,500
12 Maggie MacNeil CAN $0 $12,000 $0 $12,000
13 Lilly King USA $0 $11,400 $0 $11,400
14 Summer McIntosh CAN $0 $11,000 $0 $11,000
15 Sydney Pickrem CAN $0 $10,400 $0 $10,400
16 Hali Flickinger USA $0 $9,800 $0 $9,800
17 Bella Sims USA $0 $8,000 $0 $8,000
T-18 Katie Grimes USA $0 $4,900 $0 $4,900
T-18 Abbie Wood GBR $0 $4,900 $0 $4,900
T-20 Kelly Pash USA $0 $4,800 $0 $4,800
T-20 Ilaria Cusinato ITA $0 $4,800 $0 $4,800
22 Maaike de Waard NED $0 $4,700 $0 $4,700
T-23 Marrit Steenbergen NED $0 $4,600 $0 $4,600
T-23 Abbey Weitzeil USA $0 $4,600 $0 $4,600
25 Valentine Dumont BEL $0 $4,500 $0 $4,500
26 Tes Schouten NED $0 $4,400 $0 $4,400
T-27 Katerine Savard CAN $0 $4,300 $0 $4,300
T-27 Katja Fain SLO $0 $4,300 $0 $4,300
T-29 Andrea Podmanikova SVK $0 $4,200 $0 $4,200
T-29 Helena Bach DEN $0 $4,200 $0 $4,200
T-31 Erin Gemmell USA $0 $4,100 $0 $4,100
T-31 Kira Toussaint NED $0 $4,100 $0 $4,100
T-31 Isabel Gose GER $0 $4,100 $0 $4,100
T-34 Giovanna Tomanik Diamante BRA $0 $4,000 $0 $4,000
T-34 Natalie Hinds USA $0 $4,000 $0 $4,000
T-34 Marie Wattel FRA $0 $4,000 $0 $4,000

PRIZE MONEY RANKINGS – MEN

Rank Swimmer Country Ranking Prize Money Meet Prize Money Triple Crown/WR Bonus
Total Prize Money
1 Dylan Carter TTO $100,000 $30,000 $30,000 $160,000
2 Nic Fink USA $70,000 $28,000 $30,000 $128,000
3 Shaine Casas USA $15,000 $23,300 $20,000 $58,300
4 Chad le Clos RSA $30,000 $17,500 $10,000 $57,500
5 Matt Sates RSA $14,000 $22,200 $10,000 $46,200
6 Kyle Chalmers AUS $12,000 $15,800 $10,000 $37,800
7 Thomas Ceccon ITA $11,000 $15,300 $0 $26,300
8 Danas Rapsys LTU $10,000 $14,800 $0 $24,800
9 Kieran Smith USA $0 $16,900 $0 $16,900
10 Javier Acevedo CAN $0 $14,700 $0 $14,700
11 Reece Whitley USA $0 $12,800 $0 $12,800
12 Kacper Stokowski POL $0 $9,300 $0 $9,300
T-13 Hubert Kos HUN $0 $9,100 $0 $9,100
T-13 Coleman Stewart USA $0 $9,100 $0 $9,100
15 Luc Kroon NED $0 $9,000 $0 $9,000
16 Justin Ress USA $0 $8,500 $0 $8,500
17 Trenton Julian USA $0 $5,400 $0 $5,400
18 Brooks Curry USA $0 $5,300 $0 $5,300
T-19 Caspar Corbeau NED $0 $5,200 $0 $5,200
T-19 Ryan Murphy USA $0 $5,200 $0 $5,200
T-19 Noe Ponti SUI $0 $5,200 $0 $5,200
22 Ilya Kharun CAN $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
23 Drew Kibler USA $0 $4,900 $0 $4,900
24 Bernard Reitshammer AUT $0 $4,800 $0 $4,800
25 Yohann Ndoye-Brouard FRA $0 $4,700 $0 $4,700
T-26 Finlay Knox CAN $0 $4,500 $0 $4,500
T-26 Kregor Zirk EST $0 $4,500 $0 $4,500
28 Tomas Franta CZE $0 $4,400 $0 $4,400
29 Yakov Toumarkin ISR $0 $4,300 $0 $4,300
30 Nicolo Martinenghi ITA $0 $4,100 $0 $4,100
T-31 Yoshiki Yamanaka JPN $0 $4,100 $0 $4,100
T-31 Matthew Temple AUS $0 $4,100 $0 $4,100
33 Alberto Razzetti ITA $0 $4,000 $0 $4,000

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Jordan
2 months ago

I remember him from the YOG in Nanjing 2014. Glad that he has finally reached his full potential.

BanZai
2 months ago

Sorry for off topic.

If you go on NoBull instagram you can see Caeleb on crutches.

Justin Pollard
2 months ago

It feels good to see some swimmers w/out household names earn significant sums of money! A question for swimswam (maybe another article?): What’s the yearly earning potential for a top-tier swimmer these days? By top-tier I’m thinking about athletes like Beata Nelson, Dylan Carter and Nic Fink (rather than superstars like Michael Phelps & Katie Ledecky who can make big time endorsement money)

MCH
2 months ago

Can the high school and college kids take the money?

Thomas
Reply to  MCH
2 months ago

At least for participation reimbursement (and maybe travel too). Past that, I’m not sure how the NLI stuff works.

Cardinal 2.0
2 months ago

Are swimmers in high school/college able to take this prize money without giving up their eligibility for NCAA or do they have to give it up?

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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