Top swimmers prepare for short-course events
Top U.S. swimmers will gather on the campus of Ohio State University Thursday through Saturday for the Short-Course National Championships, contested in a 25-yard pool as opposed to the Olympic standard of 50 meters. Then it's on to Dubai in mid-December for the Short-Course World Championships, where it's 25 meters from wall to wall. Thirty-seven swimmers have been named to the roster for worlds, including Olympic champions Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte, Aaron Peirsol and Rebecca Soni.
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