Nathan Adrian, Natalie Coughlin, Cammile Adams Among USA Entries to 2014 Mare Nostrum Series

With the entrance of two of the major American post-grad training squads, the list of athletes registered for the 2014 Mare Nostrum series has gotten considerably thicker.

Pending successful completion of European travel arrangements, below are the swimmers who are entered in the meets.

As always, there’s a Georgia Bulldog contingent going with Alex Braunfeld, who holds almost legendary status for his dedication to this series. There is also 7 swimmers from SwimMAC entered, and 8 from Cal Aquatics (combined post-grad and undergrad).

Ryan Lochte is entered in the first two legs of the meet in Monaco and Canet, France, but after missing the Charlotte Grand Prix three weeks ago, his participation is very much up-in-the-air.

Successful swimmers at the three-meet series can easily win cash prizes heading toward $20,000, plus bonuses for breaking series and world records.

The first meet will be in Monaco on June 7th-8th, Canet on June 11th-12th, and Barcelona on June 14th-15th.

“Team Georgia”
Alex Braunfeld
Melanie Margalis (SPA/UGA)
Ty Stewart (UGA/SwiimMac)
Karl Krug (SwimAtlanta)
David Marsh & SwimMAC Carolina
Ryan Lochte (if healthy…entered in first two legs, Monaco and Canet)
Cullen Jones
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace (first two only)
Katie Meilli (first two only)
Tim Phillips (last two only)
Emma Reaney (last two only)
Camille Adams (last two only)
Dave Durden & Cal Aquatics
Nathan Adrian
Anthony Ervin
Natalie Coughlin
Tom Shields
Damir Dugonjic
Josh Prenot
Jacob Pebley
Ryan Murphy

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bobo gigi

Cool to have all these big names in France. 😎
Usually there aren’t many American swimmers at these Mare Nostrum meets.
Lochte? It seems unlikely with his knee problems but we’ll see.

I also believe that Miss Beisel and some other Gator swimmers will swim at the French Open in early July in Bellerive-sur-Allier.
She knows the pool very well. She was there with the US olympic team 2 years ago.

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