By USA Swimming | Tuesday, April 23, 2019
All-star cast of athletes slated to compete at the Indiana University (IU) Natatorium May 31 - June 1
Colorado Springs, Colo.– Tickets go on sale April 23 for the Indianapolis leg of the inaugural FINA Champions Swim Series. The International Swimming Federation’s new and unique swimming event will take place at the Indiana University (IU) Natatorium from May 31 - June 1. With star-power in every event, a new format and added entertainment, Indianapolis is sure to be the site of incredible swimming.
Tickets start as low as $12 and are available by visiting: http://bit.ly/FINACSSTickets
Indianapolis marks the third and final stop of the Series, with Guangzhou, China and Budapest, Hungary playing hosts to the first two meets, April 27-28 and May 11-12, respectively.
The star-studded field will play host to over 50 international swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists, world champions and world record holders. Some notable American swimmers set to compete include Lilly King (Evansville, Ind./Indiana University), Kathleen Baker (Winston Salem, N.C./Team Elite), Chase Kalisz (Bel Air, Md./Athens Bulldog Swim Club), Ryan Murphy (Jacksonville, Fla./California Aquatics) and Anthony Ervin (La Jolla, Calif./Team Elite). These prominent swimmers join a list of 23 U.S. National Team members set to compete at the event.
FINA launched the event with the intent to stage the greatest swimming events ever seen and to have star athletes compete against each other. Competing athletes were chosen on an invite-only basis and will compete in a unique four-lane finals-only format that is set to bring excitement to each event.
There are 17 final races in the compact two-hour program (14 individual races + 3 relays) per day:
|Day 1||Day 2|
|• 400m Freestyle (W)||• 400m Freestyle (M)|
|• 200m Butterfly (M)||• 200m Butterfly (W)|
|• 100m Butterfly (W)||• 100m Butterfly (M)|
|• 50m Freestyle (M)||• 50m Freestyle (W)|
|• 200m Breaststroke (W)||• 200m Breaststroke (M)|
|• 100m Backstroke (M)||• 100m Backstroke (W)
|• 200m Backstroke (W)||• 200m Backstroke (M)|
|• 50m Butterfly (M)||• 50m Butterfly (W)|
|• 100m Freestyle (W)||• 100m Freestyle (M)|
|• 200m IM (M)||• 200m IM W|
|• 50m Breaststroke (W)||• 50m Breaststroke (M)|
|• 100m Breaststroke (M)||• 100m Breaststroke (W)|
|• 50m Backstroke (W)||• 50m Backstroke (M)|
|• 200m Freestyle (M)||• 200m Freestyle (W)|
|• 4x100m Freestyle (Mi)||• 4x100m Medley (Mi)|
*order of events updated May 3, 2019
In addition to a strong U.S. line-up in Indianapolis, several international swimming powerhouses will also be represented, as swimmers from Brazil, Canada, China and Russia are also set to compete.
For a complete list of athletes, visit: http://www.fina.org/content/fina-champions-swim-series-2019-athletes-list
The two-day meet is comprised of 50-meter, 100m and 200m events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, as well as the 400m freestyle and the 200m individual medley. The event will also feature exciting relay races. Along with national pride, individual winners will earn $10,000 while winning relay teams will take home $16,000. World record-setting performances also earn monetary incentives, encouraging swimmers to post exciting and memorable times throughout the meet.
For more information on the FINA Champions Swim Series, visit fina.org.