Tuesday, April 21, 2009

French Nationals and Speedo Grand Challenge

Starting tomorrow, French nationals! Featuring Olympic champion Alain Bernard, short course World Record-holder Amaury Leveaux, Olympic finalist Coralie Balmy, and silver medalists Fabien Gilot and Fred Bousquet. The races for the single spots up for grabs in the 50 and 100 Free will be spectacular to say the least.To view the French swimming federation's homepage, click here. They run until Sunday, April 26.

In addition, one of Beijing's stars will return for his first meet in America since the Olympic trials. Yes, Jason Lezak is back, and he will swim at the pool where he was based for many years before he became his own coach in 2006. He will be joined by Tunisian Olympic gold medalist Ous Mellouli, who will star in the distance events. Other prominent names on the psych sheet include NCAA Champion and American record holder (SCY) Michael Klueh, Short Course National champion William Copeland, Olympic trials finalists Keri Hehn and Presley Bard, and Longhorn's Tanica Jameson, Dale Rogers, and Matt Lowe.