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RAYS,

You have a unique opportunity to watch a swimming event that will be the best meet before the 2012 Olympics. In fact I would predict that most of the swimmers in this meet will be in London next year competing for the GOLD!

If you want to see the best LIVE here is your opportunity. GO USA

2011 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool

Fact Sheet

 

  • Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool – 5th edition

 

  • USA vs. Europe – Europe will include an All Star team from Europe with 18 countries represented.     

 

  • December 16-17, 2011 – half the meet on Friday night, the other half on Saturday afternoon.  Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

 

  • Georgia Tech Aquatic Center – site of 1996 Olympic Games.

 

  • Short-course meters (25m).

 

 

  • 22-men and 22-women selected for each side

 

  • Scoring will be:  individual races, 5-3-1, relays, 7-0

 

  • Fifteen events for each gender (13 individual and 2 relays)

 

  • Prize money:  $105,000 total.  $1,500 for the winner of each race; $15,000 for world records (divided equally among all world records).

 

  • Events:

 December 16                                        December 17

400 Medley Relay – Women                  800 Free – Women

400 Medley Relay – Men                       800 Free – Men

400 IM – Women                                   200 Free – Women

400 IM – Men                                        200 Free – Men

100 Free – Women                                100 Back – Women

100 Free – Men                                     100 Back – Men

200 Back – Women                                100 Breast – Women                  

200 Back – Men                                     100 Breast – Men

200 Breast – Women                              200 Fly – Women

200 Breast – Men                                   200 Fly – Men

100 Fly – Women                                   50 Free – Women

100 Fly – Men                                        50 Free – Men

400 Free – Women                                200 IM – Women

400 Free – Men                                     200 IM – Men

                                                             400 Free Relay – Women

                                                             400 Free Relay – Men      


 

 

  • Top Athletes:
    • USA – Ryan Lochte, 2010 and 2011 World Swimmer of the Year, 6-time Olympic medalist.
    • USA – Natalie Coughlin – 11-time Olympic medalist, 2-time defending Olympic Games gold medalist in 100m back
    • USA – Rebecca Soni – Triple gold medalist at the 2011 World Championships, 3-time medalist at the 2008 Olympics, including a gold in the 200m breaststroke.
    • USA – Missy Franklin – 5-time medalist at the 2011 World Championships, including three gold medals (200m back and the 400 medley relay and 800 free relay).
    • USA – Brendan Hansen – 4-time Olympic medalist, including two gold medals on the medley relay in 2004 and 2008.
    • USA – Eric Shanteau – Atlanta native, 2008 Olympian, silver medalist in the 200m breaststroke at the 2009 World Championships.
    • USA – Amanda Weir – 2004 Olympian, American record-holder in the 100m freestyle (53.02).

 

  • Europe – Laszlo Cseh – four-time Olympic medalist from Hungary, including three silver medals behind Michael Phelps in 2008 (200 IM, 400 IM and 200 Fly).
  • Europe – Daniel Gyurta – two-time World Champion in the 200m breaststroke in 2009 and 2011 from Hungary.  Won an Olympic silver medal at age 15 in the 200 breast in 2004.
  • Europe – Lotte Friis – won gold and silver medals at both the 2009 and 2011 World Championships in the 800m and 1500m freestyle events.  Also won a bronze medal in 2008 in Beijing in the 800m free.
  • Europe – Marleen Veldhuis – gold medalist from 2008 Olympic Games for the Netherlands in the 400m free relay.  Also won a bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships in the 50m free.
  • Europe – Markus Rogan – double silver medalist in the 100m and 200m backstroke behind Aaron Peirsol at the 2004 Olympic Games.  Swam at Stanford in college.