Sarah Sjostrom Among Headliners in 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin Psych Sheet Release

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Hot off the presses, it looks like Swimming World’s European Swimmer of the Year Sarah Sjostrom will be in town to tangle with some of the top swimmers in the U.S. at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin.

Sjostrom is slated to swim in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back and 100 fly.

She’s set for some high profile long course battles in each of the events.  She’ll face the likes of Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin in the women’s 100-meter free as well as Katie McLaughlin and Dana Vollmer in the 100-meter fly.

She’ll also be in a studded women’s 200-meter free that features World Swimmer of the Year Katie Ledecky, Franklin, and Allison Schmitt.  She’s set to swim against Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace in the 50 as well as Coughlin and Madison Kennedy.

It’s a smart move for Arena, the title sponsor of the series, to cycle in some of their top international talent into the meet.  Sjostrom is sponsored by Arena International.

Michael Phelps, meanwhile, will tackle the 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 IM in what could be a preview of his Olympic Trials schedule.

Ledecky is going to be busy defending her World Swimmer of the Year title with seven different events on her docket.

She’s going to swim in the 100, 200, 400, 800 free, 100 back, 200 IM and 400 IM.

Take a look at the links to the right for all the information you need to follow along with the meet.

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    Bill Bell

    No Hosszu? That’s UnHungarian!

    While I wouldn’t place a few “Bob” on it I dare say this’ll be first time EVER S-squared has ever competed in the Colonies. Guess the 19999 mile journey from Stockholm to Rio begins in Austin and will continue in London come May @ the European Championships.

    Too bad USS won’t allow foreigners into the Trials. Let ’em compete in prelims and banana finals and I’d bet you’d have a wealth of non-American entries wanting to get in that one last swim before the Big Dance.

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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