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US, European swim rosters set for Duel in the Pool

October 17, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Olympic and world champions Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky headline the U.S. team that will compete against some of Europe’s top swimmers in the Duel in the Pool on Dec. 20-21 in Scotland.

The U.S. squad announced on Thursday includes Olympic gold medallists Tyler Clary, Conor Dwyer, Anthony Ervin, Jessica Hardy and Cullen Jones. Among the gold medal-winning rising stars are Claire Donahue, Breeja Larson, Matt McLean and Shannon Vreeland.

The U.S. is undefeated in the five-year-old event.

The Europe squad includes Michael Jamieson and Fran Halsall of Britain, along with Olympic champions Yannick Agnel, Fabien Gilot and Florent Manaudou of France, and two-time Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands. Also on the team are Camille Muffat and Fred Bousquet of France and Hannah Miley of Scotland, and Lotte Friis of Denmark.

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