Olympic Champ Chad le Clos to Compete at Energy For Swim 2018 (Video)

Olympic champion Chad le Clos has been confirmed as a participant for Energy for Swim 2018.

Today the Italian Swimming Federation announced they will organize ENERGY FOR SWIM 2018 in collaboration with the City of Torino December 20-21.

ENERGY FOR SWIM 2018 is an individual competition by invitation of national and foreign athletes.

ENERGY FOR SWIM 2018 is being billed as both a traditional 25-meter swim meet under the rules of LEN and FINA mixed with a full-scale entertainment event.

ENERGY STANDARD GROUP, the sponsor, will provide an exciting and media friendly format for the event and an opportunity for athletes to compete for points and prize money.

Olympic champion Sarah Sjostrom has already announced she will participate on Instagram, in spite of skipping Short Course Worlds earlier this month.  Swim stars Chad Le Clos (RSA), Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA), Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS), Ben Proud (GBR), Misha Romanchuk (UKR) and Georgia Davies (GBR) have committed to compete as well.  More swim stars are expected to announce in the coming days and weeks.

Much of the world’s swimming talented competed at ENERGY FOR SWIM 2017.  See highlights here:

See the full release courtesy of the Italian Swimming Federation:

The Italian Swimming Federation, in collaboration with the City of Torino, will organize ENERGY FOR SWIM 2018, that will be held in 20-21 December 2018 on Aquatic Stadium.

The contest will be attended by the greatest champions of swimming for two unforgettable days of entertainment and consists of a competition in a 25-metre pool according to all the rules of LEN and FINA.

The event includes all the individual events of the World Championship (except 800 and 1500) and the relayes 4×100 freestyle, 4×100 medley, 4×100 mixed freestyle and 50 freestyle skins.

ENERGY FOR SWIM 2018 is an individual competition by invitation of national and foreign athletes that will be split in four groups and not representing the national teams of the country of their origin.

The format provides a points ranking and prize money for the athletes in each events.

The contest aims to enhance the image of the performance of partecipating athletes to be a real showcase after the World Championship in short course that will end in Hangzhou (CHN) a few days earlier.

The event will be sponsored by the Energy Standard Group.

SwimSwam is an Energy Standard Group partner. 

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Backstroke Beststroke
3 years ago

Are some of the athletes that attend the SC Fina World Championships going to also attend this one, or are le Clos, van der Burgh, and Proud going to skip the SC Fina World Championships? (I know Sarah Sjostrom opted out of World Champs, but what about the others?)

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Reply to  Backstroke Beststroke
3 years ago

GBR won’t send team to Hangzhou, so Proud is definitely gonna skip it. Not sure about others but I think some will swim at both. Besides Energy Standard Team there will also be many other athletes entering Energy for swim. It’s certain that not all of them will skip the World Championships, otherwise FINA wouldn’t approve it.🤣

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3 years ago

The meet will be held in Italy. Italian swimming federation is sending their A team to Hangzhou, so it seems their swimmers will swim at both. If the Italians can do it, Energy Standard swimmers have no reason to skip the WC for this.

Reply to  Backstroke Beststroke
3 years ago

The reason Sarah won’t compete at World Championship is because she will taper for World Cup so she could win the total, not because she will attend Energy For Swim.
Most of athletes that will attend Energy For Swim will certainly swim World Championship.

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