Duel in the Pool Will Feature Traditional Events, Along With Several Oddball Races (Full Event List)

Duel in the Pool

Duel in the Pool Will Feature Traditional Events, Along With Several Oddball Races

When the Duel in the Pool is held from Friday through Sunday in Sydney, the reincarnation of the competition will look different from previous versions. The athletes from the United States and Australia will clash in traditional events at the Sydney Aquatic Centre, but the meet will also feature some oddball events designed to add drama and a unique atmosphere.

While Skins races similar to those contested during International Swimming League action will be held, there will also be “broken” versions of the 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle. Additionally, some relays will include six legs, with three swimmers from each nation handling two legs each. Some relays will be randomly selected in terms of format and stroke, and some individual medley events will be mysteries, with the order of strokes determined prior to the race.

Here is a look at the Duel in the Pool schedule and the variety of events that will be contested.

Meet Information


4 x 800m Open Water Relay


4x100m Mixed Medley Relay (2M, 2F) Traditional

Women’s 400m Broken Freestyle

Men’s 100m Butterfly, Traditional

Mixed 4x50m MC Freestyle Relay (2M, 2F)

Women’s 3x50m Butterfly, Skins

Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Traditional

Women’s 50m Freestyle, Traditional

Women’s 3x50m Breaststroke, Skins

Men’s 800m Broken Freestyle

Men’s 100m Freestyle, Traditional

MC 100m Freestyle, Staggered Starts

Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay, Traditional

Men’s 3x50m Backstroke, Skins

Mixed MC/AB 4x50m Relay (2 S9, 2 AB)

Men’s 200m Individual Medley, Mystery

Women’s 100m Backstroke, Traditional

Men’s 3x50m Freestyle, Skins

MC 3x50m Form-Stroke, Skins

Women’s 200m Freestyle, Traditional

Mixed 4x50m Random Relay (2M 2F)



Mixed 6x50m Freestyle Relay (1M, 2F) Swimming 2×50 each

Women’s 800m Broken Freestyle

Men’s 200m Freestyle, Traditional

Mixed 4x100m MC Freestyle Relay (2M, 2F)

Women’s 3x50m Freestyle, Skins

Men’s 3x50m Breaststroke, Skins

Women’s 100m Butterfly, Traditional

Women’s 3x50m Backstroke, Skins

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay, Traditional

Men’s 100m Backstroke, Traditional

MC 3x50m Freestyle, Skins

Women’s 100m Freestyle, Traditional

Men’s 400m Broken Freestyle

Men’s 50m Freestyle, Traditional

Women’s 100m Breaststroke, Traditional

Men’s 3x50m Butterfly, Skins

MC 100m Form-Stroke

Women’s 200m Individual Medley, Mystery

2x200m vs 4x100m Freestyle Random Relay (2M 2F)


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1 year ago

This looks great fun. Where can we watch???

Jessy Forbes
Jessy Forbes
1 year ago

How are the para swimmers being melded into the Duel?

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