Olympic Champion Cameron Van Der Burgh to Compete at Energy for Swim 2018

Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh 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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Becky D
3 years ago

I keep tripping over the title of this event. It’s as if the event’s name was assigned in a language other than English. /sarc

Superfan
3 years ago

It looks to me like they are loading up their own team….if there are teams this year. It sounded to me like it might just be a meet for individuals not representing their club or country? Anyone have any details on the format?

Wow
Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

Athletes are being split into 4 random groups unrelated to their country. So there will be a mix of each country on each team,

Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

WOW answered your question correctly. ENERGY FOR SWIM 2018 participants will be confirming over the coming days and weeks. Energy Standard athlete confirmed first, re: Energy Standard is the general sponsor. We expect to hear from US-based swimmers this week and next.

Tim
3 years ago

Is this a send off of sorts for Van Der Burgh? I believe he is starting a job in the city soon.

Swimmer Brent
Reply to  Tim
3 years ago

I don’t think he’s confirmed a retirement even though he’s started a job.

E P
3 years ago

Cirque du Soleil meets swimming?

Admin
Reply to  E P
3 years ago

Then they’d have to invite divers (fun fact: a lot of divers go on to do circus work) – and we know the swimmers would hate that.

JackyChan
3 years ago

Anybody competing for a team that’s not energy standard?!

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