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.