Katie Ledecky headlines a USA Swimming Pro Series meet in Atlanta, a tune-up for the U.S. Championships, live on NBCSN, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app starting Friday.
The four-time Rio Olympic champion Ledecky is joined by fellow gold medalists Simone Manuel, Lilly King, Ryan Murphy, Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian. Plus individual U.S. medalists Chase Kalisz, Cody Miller, Conor Dwyer and Katie Meili.
The field also includes Olympic champions Joseph Schooling (Singapore), Park Tae-hwan (South Korea) and Penny Oleksiak (Canada). Full entry lists are here.
It’s the penultimate Pro Series meet before the U.S. Championships from June 27-July 1 in Indianapolis, where the top two in each individual event qualify for the world championships later in July in Budapest.
Ledecky posted the fastest times in the U.S. this year in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyles and the 400m individual medley at a Pro Series meet in Mesa, Ariz., in April, her first long-course meters meet since the Rio Olympics.
Ledecky raced in the fall and winter in short-course yards for Stanford.
She is entered in five races in Atlanta — the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m frees and the 400m individual medley. Ledecky, known for her freestyle prowess, said last month the 400m IM is not on her radar for worlds.
Atlanta marks the first long-course meters meet for Olympic 100m breast champ King since October and the first for Schooling since Rio, where he upset Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly.
Both King and Schooling also competed collegiately this season for Indiana and Texas, respectively.
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