The Americans have assigned morning relay duties to Jason Lezak, Jimmy Feigen, Matt Grevers, and Ricky Berens, with Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian (at least) starting off straight through to the finals.
As for the Australians, they’ve chosen to go with close to a full relay early on. James Magnussen, James Roberts, Tommaso D’Orsogna, and Cameron McEvoy taking prelims duties for the favorites. Magnussen and Roberts are the two best 100 freestylers in the world this year, and two fastest ever in textile suits.
France’s relay, as promised, is Alain Bernard, Clement Lefert, Amaury Leveaux, and Jeremy Stravius.
And the other interesting lineup is the Brazilians, who have again gambled and left Cesar Cielo out of the prelims. They will go with Bruno Fratus, Nicholas dos Santos, Nicolas Oliveira, and Marcelo Chierighini.