Dec. 15, 2011
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Aquatic Center returns to the center of the swimming world this weekend, hosting the fifth Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool that features world-class swimmers from the USA and Europe.
The event begins Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the GT Aquatic Center, which hosted the 1996 Olympics swimming & diving competition. Saturday’s events begins at 2 p.m.
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TV coverage is available on Universal Sports and NBC throughout the two-day event.
The bi-annual Duel in the Pool is a made-for-TV event, designed to showcase the sport’s most exciting swimmers in a short course meters format. This is the fifth Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool in the history of USA Swimming. Past Duels were held in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. Three of the events pitted all-star teams from the U.S. against Australia and the event in 2009 saw the first competition between the U.S. and the squad of European all-stars. The U.S. is 4-0 in the history of the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool.
Members of the U.S. All-Star team include Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, Brendan Hansen, Dana Vollmer and Amanda Beard. Team USA also features 2011 World Championship gold medalists Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel as well as local Olympians Eric Shanteau, Kathleen Hersey and Amanda Weir.
The European team will be represented by athletes from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Denmark and more.
List of Events
Friday, Dec. 16
400m Medley Relay
Saturday, Dec. 17
400m Free Relay