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USA Swimming Pro Series meet to mimic Olympic schedule

TYR Pro Swim Series at Des Moines

DES MOINES, IOWA - MARCH 04: USA Swimming and TYR flags over the pool on Day One of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Des Moines on March 04, 2020 at the MidAmerican Energy Aquatic Center at the Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — USA Swimming will flip the competition schedule at next month’s TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Southern California to mimic the Tokyo Olympics schedule.

Finals will be at 10 a.m. and preliminaries will be at 5 p.m. during the meet April 16-19 at Marguerite Aquatic Center in Mission Viejo.

Typically, finals are swum at night after prelims are held in the morning. Among the swimmers expected to compete are 25 U.S. Olympians, including Nathan Adrian, Ryan Lochte and Allison Schmitt.

The format change will allow potential Olympians to swim under the schedule set for Tokyo, when semifinals and finals will be at 10 a.m. and prelims at 7 p.m.

The meet is the fourth of five stops on the TYR Pro Swim Series schedule.

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