Duel in the Pool returns this week for the first time since 2015. The competition will pit two of the biggest powerhouse nations in the sport, the United States and Australia, in a head-to-head battle.
All the competition details can be found below, and fans in the United States can tune in August 20 and 21 on www.usaswimming.org/watch
to view the competition live and watch a video replay on demand of the pool events. Click here
to view the U.S. roster, while the Australian roster can be found here
Friday, August 19 (9 a.m. local, 7 p.m. ET previous day)
Saturday, August 20 (7 p.m. local, 5 a.m. ET)
|| Mixed 4x800 Relay (Open Water)
Sunday, August 21 (7 p.m. local, 5 a.m. ET)
|| Mixed 4x100 Med-R
|| W 400 Broken FR
|| M 100 FL
|| Mixed Class 4x50-meter freestyle relay 34 pts
|| W 3x50 FL, Skins
|| M 100 BR
|| W 50 FR
|| W 3x50 BR, Skins
|| M 800 FR, Broken
|| M 100 FR
|| Mixed Class 100 FR
|| W 4x100 Med-R
|| M 3x50 BK, Skins
|| Mixed Class/Able Body Relay
|| M 200 IM, Mystery
|| W 100 BK
|| M 3x50 FR, Skins
|| Mixed MC 3x50 Form-Stroke, Skins
|| W 200 FR
|| Mixed 4x50 Relay (Random)
|| Mixed 6x50 FR-R
|| W 800 FR, Broken
|| M 200 FR
|| Mixed Class 4x100 FR-R 34 pts
|| W 3x50 FR, Skins
|| M 3x50 BR, Skins
|| W 100 FL
|| W 3x50 BK, Skins
|| M 4x100 FR-R
|| M 100 BK
|| Mixed Class 3x50 FR, Skins
|| W 100 FR
|| M 400 FR, Broken
|| M 50 FR
|| W 100 BR
|| M 3x50 FL, Skins
|| Mixed Class 100 Form-Stroke
|| W 200 IM, Mystery
|| Mixed 2x200m vs 4x100 Freestyle Random Relay
400m event: 1st leg, 200m on 3 minutes; 2nd leg, 100m on 2 minutes; 3rd leg, 100m on 2 minutes or until finished.
800m event: 1st leg, 300m on 5 minutes; 2nd leg, 200m on 3 minutes; 3rd leg, 200m on 3 minutes; 4th leg, 100m on 2 minutes or until finished.
For both events, all dive starts from the blocks. First place of each leg will score one bonus point.
Three Australian swimmers vs. three American swimmers. Last two to finish in each leg drop out, until there are only two swimmers left. First two to drop out do not score points, second two to drop out will be awarded points 2-1. Final two remaining will be awarded points 4-3.
Mixed Class/Able-Bodied Relay
Team will consist of two able-bodied swimmers and two Para swimmers, in the following order: Swimmer 1 - Female swimmer; Swimmer 2 - Male S9 swimmer; Swimmer 3 - Female S9 swimmer; Swimmer 4 - Male swimmer.
For more on Para athlete classifications, click here
Mystery Individual Medley
Mystery IM event will have order of strokes randomly determined at start of the race. Regardless of order, all starts will be dive from the blocks, including Backstroke.
Mixed MC 3x50 Form-Stroke (100-meter & Skins)
Staggered start and elimination based on finish places. Stagger will be based on the 100m world record for swimmers chosen stroke. Swimmer to nominate their stroke ahead of time and must swim chosen stroke for each leg of the race. The Starter will announce the swimmer’s count.
Mixed 4x50 Random Relay
Each team must select two male and two female to swim a 4x50 relay of unknown format. Before the start, Team Captains will toss a coin to determine who spins the wheel, other team will spin for event 41 on Sunday. Winning Captain spins the wheel to determine if this will be Freestyle or Medley. Both teams must swim this format.
2x200m vs 4x100 Freestyle Random Relay
Each team must select two male and two female to swim a freestyle relay of unknown distance. Team Captain of the losing coin toss from Saturday will spin the wheel to determine which distance their team will swim. The other team will swim the alternate format. The team swimming the 2x200
will have to drop one male and one female athlete of their choice. Start will be staggered based off combined best times (to be provided by team coach ahead of time).
Can be used in any relay event to gain double points. Each team has one Power Play per day. This must be used prior to the start of the race. If a relay event with a Power Play is won, the team will earn
double the points. If a relay event with a power play is lost (the opposing team wins), half points will be awarded.
Can be played in any skins event to try and gain double points. If Double Dip is called, an extra 50m is contested, with double points awarded to the winner. Only one Double Dip can be played per day.
Can be played in any of the 100m events to gain double points. Each team can play one Flag Frenzy per day. Flag must be thrown prior to the first swimmer hitting the 50m turn. Whoever wins an event with a Flag Frenzy will earn double points, regardless of which team throws the flag.
Broken Freestyle Bonus
First place of each leg of the broken freestyle events will score 1 bonus point.
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