MANCHESTER, England, April 4. WORLD Championship Sports Network (WCSN) will provide live coverage of the 2008 FINA World Short Course Championships from April 9 -13 in Manchester, England. As the official global webcast partner for FINA, WCSN will be providing fans access to the event via WCSN TV and free webcast on www.WCSN.com (for US Viewers) or www.fina.org (for select international viewers).
With a total of 800 swimmers from 130 countries intended to compete in the 5 day event, the FINA World Championships will offer intense competition among many Olympic hopefuls preparing for Beijing, starting with the leading contingents from the United States and Australia. The event will include former Olympians Grant Hackett (AUS), Adam Pine (AUS), Ryan Lochte (US), Larsen Jensen (US), Mark Gangloff (US), Margaret Hoelzer (US) and Rachel Komisarz (US). 2004 Olympians and current 4×100 World Record holders Alice Mills and Shayne Reese will also hit the pool for Team Australia.
WCSN offers comprehensive coverage of international swimming competitions through live and on-demand events, highlights, breaking news, results, original features and swimmer blogs from Robert Margalis, Kara Lynn Joyce and Tara Kirk. WCSN is an official programming partner of FINA and the exclusive home to the 2009 FINA World Swimming Championships from Rome and 2010 FINA World Championships (25m) from Dubai.