Swimming: Phelps confirmed for "Duel" in Manchester

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The Independent Online

Michael Phelps will lead the US team for the "Duel in the Pool" against a squad of European swimmers after USA Swimming announced a 36-person team on Wednesday.

The roster includes 17 Olympians, including Phelps, who broke Mark Spitz's Olympic record by winning eight gold medals in Beijing last year. The Americans face a group of top swimmers from Britain, Germany and Italy in Manchester on 18-19 December.