. In the last major international competition before the 2012 Olympic Games, USA Swimming will send 42 athletes to the 2011 FINA World Championships, July 24-31 in INDONESIA . Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps ( Shanghai, China Baltimore, Md.), Ryan Lochte ( Daytona Beach, Fla.), Natalie Coughlin ( Vallejo, Calif.) and Rebecca Soni ( Plainsboro, N.J.) will headline Team . USA
The U.S. roster is comprised of the nation’s top swimmers, including a total of 25 Olympians.
“We are extremely excited about the depth of talent on the 2011 World Championships roster,” said USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus. “As the best possible indicator of our performance at the 2012 Olympic Games, we are anxious to see fast swimming and strong performances from both the veteran leadership and young talent on the team.”
The team will also feature three-time Olympians Amanda Beard (Irvine, Calif.) and Jason Lezak (Irvine, Calif.) 2009 World Championship medalists Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Texas), Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Eric Shanteau (Lilburn, Ga.) and Ariana Kukors (Auburn, Wash.).
The pool competition of the 2011 FINA World Championships will take place July 24-31, while the open water competition will be held July 19-23. The U.S. Open Water World Championship Team will be selected from the 2011 10K Open Water National Championships and Team Trials June 10 in
The 2011 World Championships is the last major international meet prior to the 2012 Olympic Games in