Morning Roundup: France Announces Relay; LOCOG Confirms Sell Out

…France has declared their preliminary round relay in the men’s 400, to be swum Sunday morning, according to France’s le Equipe. The relay will consist of Amaury Leveaux, Clement Lefert, Alain Bernard, and Jeremy Stravius, with William Meynard being left out of the relay altogether. That seems to imply that Fabien Gilot, and Yannick Agnel have a free pass to finals, with the four preliminary swimmers having to fight for the last two spots. Leveaux has to have the inside track, but any of the four could have good swims…

…The organizing committee for the opening ceremonies confirm that tonight’s event is a sellout. The official ceremony begins at 9PM London Time, which is 5 hours ahead of New York. Tickets were rumored to go for upwards of 3,000 pounds, which is better than $5,500…

…Nebraksa has announced Patrick Rowan as the new assistant coach of their women’s college swim team. Rowan is very familiar with Lincoln, having spent time as a Cornhusker volunteer assistant, and with the Nebraska Aquatics club wing. He has been at Missouri for the last 5 years, where he focused on power sprints and middle-distance. He now returns to work under Pablo Morales; the versatile coach has spent time with the breaststrokers and IM’ers of Nebraska in his prior stint….

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It actually looks like Meynard won’t swim at all. Two guys will fight for a spot in finals…

jean michel

this gives perspective for Us relay to perform with even more motivation…..

jean michel

I hope Jimmy Feigen is put in prelims ………and see his timing !!


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