INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 9. THIS weekend figures to be action-packed, as three quality competitions are on the docket, highlighted by the FINIS Counsilman Classic (June 10-12) at the Indiana University Natatorium. The event, named in honor of former Indiana University head coach and legend in the sport Doc Counsilman, will feature the likes of Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin.
Meanwhile, the Telstra Grand Prix (June 10-12) will take place in Canberra, home of the Australian Institute of Sport. The meet will be highlighted by the participation of the Australian World Championships Team, which features the likes of Grant Hackett and Jodie Henry. The weekend should provide a gauge heading into Montreal.
Finally, the Mare Nostrum Series moves to its third leg, in Rome. The meet will be held June 11-12. If the results are reflective of the first two stops, some fast swimming will be produced. During the stops in Barcelona, Spain and Canet, France, Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh has been superb in the individual medley events and set a European record in the 400 I.M.