Duel in the Pool set for December

9/9/2011 - Olympic Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The top swimmers from Europe will take on a team of Americans in the biannual Duel in the Pool on Dec. 16-17 in Atlanta.

The meet will air on NBC on a yet unannounced date.

The U.S. roster will be announced next month, with the fastest swimmers selected from this year's four major meets. The United States is 4-0 in the event's history.

The European All-Star team will include 22 men and 22 women, with commitments already received from swimmers in Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, Belarus, Denmark, Austria and Lithuania.

The meet will be held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, site of the 1996 Olympics.

Swimmers will be awarded cash prizes up to $15,000 for world records and $1,500 for gold medals.