24th October 2013
Olympic medallist Michael Jamieson and World Championship medallist Fran Halsall will lead the European challenge at the 2013 Duel in the Pool when the continent’s best swimmers go head-to-head with world number one swimming nation the USA.
Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Britain will be French Olympic champions Florent Manaudou and Yannick Agnel for the men, and double Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands for the women as they combine for the 37-strong European Allstars. Click here to view the full European team.
The European Allstars features by far the strongest line up we’ve ever seen.
But they will face a USA team that also features swimming’s elite such as double Olympic champion Ryan Lochte as well as Olympic champions Katie Ledecky, Conor Dwyer, Shannon Vreeland and Tyler Clary. Click here to view the full American team.
British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss believes this year’s European squad is the most competitive he has seen.
“The European Allstars features by far the strongest line up we’ve ever seen in what will be the third of these exciting biennial events,” said Furniss.
“Both teams include a multitude of Olympic and World champions and medallists, and therefore the head-to-head promises to be a dramatic encounter.
“The USA are sending a very strong team so the challenge facing the Europeans will be immense but it will provide a great spectator event at the home of next year’s Commonwealth Games.”