Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte Among Competitors at Bulldog Grand Slam

07 July 2014

Olympic Champions Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are among those competing at the University of Georgia this week. The Bulldog Grand Slam will feature some of the top teams in the country, including Phelps' North Baltimore Aquatic Club and Lochte's SwimMAC Carolina squad based in Charlotte. The four-day event begins Thursday.
This is the fourth competition for Phelps since coming out of retirement in April.
He and Lochte are expected to compete in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday, the 100-meter backstroke on Saturday and the 100-meter freestyle on Sunday. Lochte is also scheduled to compete in four other events. The meet begins at 4 p.m. Thursday with the men’s and women’s 800-meter freestyle and 1,500-meter freestyle.
Additional big names expected at the meet include Olympic gold medalists Allison Schmitt, Cullen Jones, and Tyler Clary among others.

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