Cate Campbell shares honours with key rival after lucrative weekend

Cate Campbell has split the returns with her great rival Sarah Sjostrom after the pair went head to head in the FINA Champions Swim Series in China over the weekend.

Campbell was among a select group of Australians competing in the invite-only event, which was created in response to the rival International Swimming League (ISL) set to begin later in the year.

The two-day meet in Guangzhou would prove lucrative for Campbell, who managed to bank $US26,000 ($36,839) in her events, seeing her finish sixth on the prizemoney table. Sjostrom would top the ladder with $US51,000 ($72,263).

The Queenslander, now training in Sydney following a move with sister Bronte and coach Simon Cusack at the start of the year, took out the 50 freestyle in a season-best 24.00s despite dawdling on the blocks and being last into the water.