Michael Phelps leads U.S. Big Four in Minneapolis swim field

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Michael Phelps is expected to compete for the first time in three months, and in the first meet of the 2015-16 Olympic season, at a Pro Swim Series competition in Minneapolis next week.

He’s slated to be joined by Missy FranklinRyan LochteKatie Ledecky and more Olympic champions in the long-course meters meet. More on the field from USA Swimming here.

It’s the first time Phelps, Franklin, Lochte and Ledecky will be in the same meet since the Pan Pacific Championships in August 2014.

The meet is Nov. 12-14, with preliminary heats starting at 10 a.m. ET and finals starting at 7 p.m. ET. USASwimming.org will have a complete webcast of the meet.

Phelps last competed at the U.S. Championships in August, where he swam the fastest 100m and 200m butterfly times in the world since 2009. He did not compete at the World Championships due to punishment from his September 2014 DUI arrest.

Ledecky was the star of the World Championships, winning five gold medals.

Franklin, coming off two years of NCAA competition and returning from an August 2014 back injury, also earned five medals, including a silver and a bronze in individual events.

Lochte won his fourth straight World title in the 200m individual medley using a turn off the last wall that has since been outlawed by FINA.

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