Preview of the first day of competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 25 through July 2, including which locals to watch in each race and our picks for who will be racing in London.
The U.S. team has never lost in the event's five-year history. Area stars Matt McLean and Kate Ziegler will be joined by Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin and others against a fast group of forty-one brought by Europe.
The 2011 Winter Classic kicks off Thursday at 5 p.m., December 8, at George Mason University's McKay Natatorium in Fairfax. The annual holiday meet, hosted by the Potomac Marlins, is in its ninth year and has become a competitive alternative to the Tom Dolan Invitational, also taking place this weekend.