Efimova, Peaty, and Charlotte Bonnet Will Race at Canet Mare Nostrum

2018年06月05日 14:56


The next big date circled on the European swimming calendar is the upcoming Mare Nostrum series, which takes athletes to 3 major Mediterranean meets in 9 days as a major benchmarker ahead of the upcoming European Championships.

This year’s series starts in Canet, France, before moving on to Barcelona and then Monaco.

2018 Mare Nostrum Tour Stops:
June 9th-10th: Canet en Roussillon, France
June 13th-14th: Barcelona, Spain
June 16th-17th: Monaco

When the tour kicks off in Canet, the meet will have a new setting thanks to the new Europa complex.

Among the names being touted for participation in the series opener in Canet (official psych sheets still to come):
5-time World breaststroke champion and former World Record holder Yulia Efimova
World Record holder (50LCM, 100LCM breaststroke), 2016 Olympic Champion, Adam Peaty
2017 Worlds 50 free silver medalist Bruno Fratus
Jeremy Stravius, Medhy Metella, and new National 100 free Record holder Charlotte Bonnet from France

Organizers also are hyping a roster of swimmers from 29 countries counted among the 400+ participants in Canet: Germany, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Lithuania, Norway, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, USA, Brazil, Paraguay, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and Zambia.

The Americans will be represented by a USA Swimming-supported junior team:
Michael Andrew
Grace Ariola
Zoe Bartel
Cassidy Bayer
Brooke Forde
Daniel Krueger
Bryce Mefford
Kieran Smith
Erica Sullivan
Alex Sumner