Shaine Casas and Hali Flickinger Confirmed for 2022 FINA World Cup Circuit

American stars Shaine Casas and Hali Flickinger are the latest swimmers to be confirmed for the 2022 FINA World Cup circuit.

The two names will attend all three stops of the series, with FINA announcing the news on Wednesday.

Casas and Flickinger join a rapidly growing roster of athletes competing on the circuit, including the likes of Thomas CecconKyle ChalmersSiobhan Haughey and Kylie Masse, who have also been confirmed for all three stops of the series.

Swimmers Confirmed For All Three Stops

The 2022 FINA World Cup will kick off on on October 21st in Berlin before shifting to Toronto and then finishing up in Indianapolis.

2022 FINA World Cup Schedule

  • October 21-23: Berlin, Germany
  • October 28-30: Toronto, Canada
  • November 3-5: Indianapolis, USA

The 22-year-old Casas’ star has been rising over the last year. Despite missing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, he bounced back in a big way this year to make the U.S. World Championship team, earning a bronze medal in the 200 backstroke. Later in the summer, he threw down a 1:55.24 in the 200 IM—which would have won silver at Worlds—and a 50.40 in the 100 fly.

He also has some experience in short course meters, the format in which the World Cup is contested. At the 2021 SC World Championships, he came away with six medals, including gold in the 100 back(49.23).

An Olympic medalist, Flickinger has been a staple on the U.S.’s international roster for years, primarily as a 200 butterflier.

At the 2022 Worlds, she earned silver in the 200 butterfly and gold as part of the 4×200 freestyle prelim team. Her first World Cup meet was in 2011, where she won silver in the 4×200 freestyle relay and 200 IM bronze at the stop in Moscow, Russia. Flickinger competed regularly in SCM on the ISL team the Cali Condors. The ISL canceled its season this year, which could lead to more athletes participating in the World Cup.

Both Casas and Flickinger are versatile swimmers, so the World Cup should play to their strengths. $1.2 million (USD) in prize money will be dispersed across the three meets. There is also $10,000 bonuses for world records or a ‘triple crown’ (winning the same event at all three meets).

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Hubby SWim
1 month ago

Some great races and rivalries this year:

Kyle vs Sates in free
Sates vs Casas in IM
Fink vs Kamminga vs Martineghi in breast (wow!)
Ceccon vs Casas in back
Casas vs Le Clos vs Chalmers vs Ceccon in fly

plus

Mckeon vs Haughey in free
Masse vs Toussaint vs Hansson vs Wilson in back

Troyy
Reply to  Hubby SWim
1 month ago

I didn’t notice that McKeon is confirmed for the World Cup series?

Lopez
1 month ago

Lochte banged on about swimming the world cup in various interviews but given his current physique it was probably the same kind of BS he came out with pre 2021 trials, when he mentioned he was in top shape and looking to go PB’s in Tokyo…
Disclaimer, I’m a Lochte fan but he does talk a lot of crap.

Coleman Hodges
1 month ago

Hali eyeing that 200 fly triple crown like a snack

Taa
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
1 month ago

flamin hot cheetos

jpm49
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
1 month ago

Unless Summer McIntosh participates…

Bo Swims
Reply to  jpm49
1 month ago

Summer said she is racing Toronto…

mundo
1 month ago

Casas and Flickinger gonna light up the circuit for sure! Lots of exciting players in the field, can’t wait to watch

Sherry Smit
1 month ago

I heard USA is selecting a JR team for this… do we know who will be representing the National Junior Team? I know it’s 6 athletes

Eli
Reply to  Sherry Smit
1 month ago

I believe it’s the same athletes from Jr Pan Pacs? USA Swimming said they would announce the team in September 19th…

Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
1 month ago

Someone get that talented guy a technical sponsor already!

Thomas
Reply to  Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
1 month ago

Could honestly be a reason for him to compete on-top-of some prize money. He can show off his incredible range of events internationally.

OnlyTHETruth
Reply to  Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
1 month ago

Like frfr

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