USA Swimming Announces Bonus Plan Up to $1 Million as Incentive for Relay Events

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Sports Illustrated

By Pat Forde Designed to preserve U.S. excellence in the relay races, the structure will go into effect for this year’s world championships and the Paris Olympics. USA Swimming is implementing an ambitious bonus plan that could pay up to $1 million at the Paris Olympics for a gold-medal relay sweep, national team managing director Lindsay Mintenko tells Sports Illustrated. The bonus structure will go into effect this year for the FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. USA Swimming will award $500,000 if the U.S. wins all seven relays at that meet, or a $150,000 payout if the nation makes …

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