In the aftermath of the autumn a big fight between some of the world's best swimmers – including Sarah Sjöström – and the international swimming federation announced the Fine in december is very surprising that they decided to start a new series.
In the new ”Mästarserien” included three rounds. The first is determined in Guangzhou, China, on 27-28 april, the second in Budapest on 11-12 may and the last in Indianapolis may 31–June 1.
the Prize money in the series is a record – the total prize money amounts to just over sek 35 million and is a response to utbrytarligan ISL also draws with big cash prizes.
The high the prizes are also the league's response to sims ' strong criticism that too small part of the money will sims.
swimmers and 37 women have been invited to the races.
The swimmer, who has received an invitation are the medalists of the 2016 OLYMPICS, medalists at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2017, the world record holder and världsettor the current season.
A grenseger in the ”Mästarserien” provides approximately 90 000 sek in prize money. It can be compared with approximately 13, 500 for a grenseger in the world cup.
A world record of 180 000 sek in rekordbonus.
the Swimmers will also have their costs in terms of travel and hotel paid, and, unusually, they will also get startpengar.
Sarah Sjöström are invited in five different branches 50, 100 and 200 metres freestyle and the 50 and 100 metres butterfly.
"I think hardly any other swimmers are invited in as many branches," she says.
made to Sarah Sjöström hesitated if she would set up was that the news on which date was the semi-finals would be decided came late.
When they became official, she had already had planned for the spring races, and in addition, she wanted to be sure to get a longer period of training.
Now she has got together the schedule, and then she decided to also say yes.
the Plan is that she will swim all three races.
Earlier in the week also came the news that the USA's Michael Andrew, which is one of the three swimmers that were Fine after their attempt to stop the ISL-league, also agreed to participate. Even the Russian bröstsimmaren Yulia Efimova has said yes.