Efimova, Peaty, and Charlotte Bonnet Will Race at Canet Mare Nostrum

The next big date circled on the European swimming calendar is the upcoming Mare Nostrum series, which takes athletes to 3 major Mediterranean meets in 9 days as a major benchmarker ahead of the upcoming European Championships.

This year’s series starts in Canet, France, before moving on to Barcelona and then Monaco.

2018 Mare Nostrum Tour Stops:

  • June 9th-10th: Canet en Roussillon, France
  • June 13th-14th: Barcelona, Spain
  • June 16th-17th: Monaco

When the tour kicks off in Canet, the meet will have a new setting thanks to the new Europa complex.

Among the names being touted for participation in the series opener in Canet (official psych sheets still to come):

Organizers also are hyping a roster of swimmers from 29 countries counted among the 400+ participants in Canet: Germany, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Lithuania, Norway, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, USA, Brazil, Paraguay, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and Zambia.

The Americans will be represented by a USA Swimming-supported junior team:


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bobo gigi

Young Americans Andrew, Ariola, Bartel, Bayer, Forde, Krueger, Mefford, Smith, Sullivan and Sumner will also be present in France next week.


Hopefully Missy Franklin goes and swims, she is entered.


Did anyone ever find out why bobo always gets a ton of downvotes no matter what he says?


Cause most people are morons and can not relate to his genius!

Coach John

he was pretty political with Trump for a second a year or two ago and I think he hit some nerves. I always upvote the man. he adds quite a bit to the conversations. his hatred for yards bugs me a bit though

Sum Ting Wong

Bobo has been in the # Resistance since 2010 ..He has a ham radio in the back room of the Patisserie where he sends out messages to Nellie Ohr .

Yulia is the Best

Yulia: Show us and the rest of Russia what you got! Your the best breaststroker ever to exist. Don’t let rigged drug tests get in your way, precious queen. Wish you the best of luck and waiting to see you win 4 individual golds at Euros this year (50-200BR,200IM).


Go to bed Yulia



Philip Johnson

Rigged? You take a page from Trump or something?


Yulia is the best and the hottest.


How did the best get beaten though (multiple times)? Hmmm

Big10 Boyz

King is Queen!

Coach John

I remember when my parents first figured out how to use the internet…

Sum Ting Wong

Did anyone notice how Yulya Skripal post Miltary Grade Nerve Weapon & 3 week coma looked a lot like our Yulya?

Not the before 34 year old blousy one of course , but the floaty , 30lb lighter , athletic , taut jawlined , floaty thing in light blue gauze boutique peasant dress.


There is an official entry list for Canet: http://marenostrumswimming.com/download.php
Mare Nostrum even tweeted about it this friday.


Missy Franklin is entered!!!


Missy will come close to her best performances (within 3 seconds).

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