USA Swimming Announces Revamped TYR Pro Swim Series
By USA Swimming | Thursday, October 5, 2017
Colo. – USA Swimming today announced a six-meet
schedule, exciting format changes and a new title sponsor for the
2018 TYR Pro Swim Series, which will allow fans the chance to see
some of the world’s most decorated athletes compete in the
fastest race series in the world.
dates and host sites for the six stops of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim
Series – all long-course meters competitions – include:
Jan. 11-14, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin (University of
March 1-4, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Atlanta (Georgia Tech)
April 12-15, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Mesa (Skyline Aquatic
May 17-20, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis (Indiana
University Natatorium, IUPUI)
June 14-17, 2017: TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara (George F.
Haines International Swim Center)
July 6-8, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Columbus (Ohio State
2018 series, the six meets will feature two different competitive
formats. Exciting adjustments to the Austin, Mesa and Santa Clara
Addition of 50-meter events for each of the strokes, culminating in
a “shootout-style final,” as well as an 800-meter
freestyle for men and 1500m free for women
Mixed 400m medley relay featuring members of the National Team and
a 200m “mystery” individual medley final in which
stroke order will be determined immediately prior to the event
Finals will feature A and B finals only
Atlanta, Indianapolis and Columbus meets will feature C and D heats
following the A and B finals.
the TYR Pro Swim Series excitement will be team scoring throughout
the series, called SwimSquad Battles. At the 2017 Golden Goggle
Awards, a draft will be held among National Team athletes to build
teams for the 2018 series. A team winner be determined at each meet
and for the entire series.
Swimming and TYR also will create a recognition program for
18-and-under swimmers as part of the TYR Pro Swim Series.
could not be more excited for the upcoming changes for next
year’s TYR Pro Swim Series,” said Tim Hinchey, USA
Swimming President and CEO. “The format adjustments will
create thrilling competitions for fans and athletes alike, and the
camaraderie within swimming will certainly be on display with the
new team scoring. USA Swimming is looking forward to partnering
with TYR on what is sure to be a world-class series of
TYR Sport we pride ourselves on providing athletes with products
that push the limits of performance,” began Chief Executive
Officer Matt DiLorenzo.
“In becoming the new title sponsor of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim
Series, we’re looking forward to not only energizing the swim
community with gear they can believe in, but also having the
opportunity to support athletes, coaches and fans in a new and
television coverage for all six stops will air exclusively on the
NBC Sports Network and the Olympic Channel in the United States.
may earn awards for top-three finishes in all individual Olympic
events across the series. At each meet, $1,000 will be provided for
a first-place finish, $600 for second and $200 for third. In
addition to the single-event prize money, the overall male and
female winners of the season-long series will earn a $10,000 bonus.
fifth consecutive season, longtime USA Swimming partner BMW will
award the grand prize of a one-year lease of a BMW vehicle to the
highest-scoring eligible male and female U.S. swimmers. Olympic
Kalisz (Bel Air, Md./North Baltimore Aquatic Club)
Margalis (Clearwater, Fla./St. Petersburg Aquatics)
earned one-year BMW leases as the top U.S. professional swimmers in
the 2017 series standings. Kalisz and amateur Katie
Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming) won the 2017
overall series titles.
female overall TYR Pro Swim Series champions will be honored at the
conclusion of the 2018 series based on the number of points
accumulated throughout the six series meets. Participants will be
awarded points in each individual Olympic event throughout the
duration of the series (Five points for first, three for second,
one point for third place).