Duel in the pool: Europe take on US in Manchester

British Gas Duel in the Pool takes place Dec 18/19

British Gas Duel in the Pool takes place Dec 18/19

There’s a chance to see eight times gold medal winner Michael Phelps competing in the UK for the first time as Europe takes on the US in the British Gas Duel in the Pool at the Manchester Aquatics Centre, December 18th and 19th.

Both teams will include up to 18 men and 18 women with British Swimming, Germany and Italy sending a team of six men and six women each for the short course (25m) meet.

Competing for GB will be some of our finest swimmers including Rebecca Adlington, Liam Tancock, Gemma Spofforth and Jo Jackson.

But there’s no doubt that the main attraction, ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, will be the chance to see Michael Phelps in action. Tickets are competely sold out but there’s a chance to win some over on Speedo’s UK website.

For more information about the event go to DuelinthePool.com