2017 ENERGY FOR SWIM!
The uniquely formatted ENERGY FOR SWIM! event is slated to kick-off at the Foro Italico Pool in Rome, Italy on Tuesday, August 8th. Key medalists and elite athletes from Team Australia, Team USA, Team Italy and Team Energy Standard will take the pool not only in the name of fast swims, but also to earn points to ultimately contribute to their designated charity organizations.
Athletes win points based on placing within their races, with each team’s charity organization receiving financial support according to the final team ranking after all events have concluded. Additionally, a large part of ticket sales will be devoted to the charity foundations selected by the nations’ teams, which are Save the Children, Tabletochki, Cure Brain Cancer and Make a Splash. The ultimate goal of the two-day affair is to ‘take our sport beyond swimming.’
Full rosters from each of the four squads can be seen on the meet site, but key athletes from each line-up include:
Team USA – Anthony Ervin, Josh Prenot, Ryan Lochte, Chase Kalisz, Nathan Adrian, Kevin Cordes, Ryan Murphy, Jacob Pebley, Leah Smith, Madisyn Cox
Team Energy Standard – Sarah Sjostrom, Chad Le Clos, Ben Proud, Mykhaylo Romanchuk, Cameron van der Burgh, Farida Osman
Team Italy – Federica Pellegrini, Gregorio Paltrinieri, Gabriele Detti, Somona Quadarella
Team Australia – Emily Seebohm, Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell, Kyle Chalmers