World Champion Mehdy Metella to Compete at Energy for Swim 2018

World Champion Mehdy Metella has been confirmed as a participant for Energy for Swim 2018.

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 participating 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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Tim

From the article “all the individual events of the World Championship (except 800 and 1500)”. It happened – 50s stroke are more important than distance. I think this is a shame but I can see the Olympics ditching distance to accommodate the stroke 50s in 10 years or so and moving all distance races to open water.

Yabo

That would be sad, love watching the distance events

Yozhik

Don’t worry. This Energy for Swim event is a SC competition in addition to probably boring and poorly represented WC that not many people including swimmers are care about. The long distance events in short pool look very challenging and that is probably the reason why organizers have not included them in the program. It requires exceptional mathematical skills from swimmers not to mess up with the count and with the strategy that is based on laps count. Plus they should be trained like astronauts in order not get dizzy and crazy of endless turns each 10 seconds and spending 60% of the long distance under water: they are still human swimmers but not fishes. Lack of the oxygen for… Read more »

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Dean Farris could handle it.

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