Duel in the Pool

Since 2003, Mutual of Omaha has sponsored one of the most fun meets featuring some of the world’s greatest swimmers.

Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool matches Team USA’s best against the best from Australia and Europe in head-to-head competitions for ultimate bragging rights.  

Watch races from 2003-2009.

2011 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool
This dual meet showcases the sport's most exciting swimmers in a short-course meters format. Team USA will face the European All-Star team featuring up to 22 men and 22 women from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, Belarus, Denmark, Austria and Lithuania. Points are awarded for first, second and third places in individual and relay events. Read more.

Nine Gold Medal Team members make the team: Dagny Knutson, Dana Vollmer, Kate Ziegler, Mark Gangloff, Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen, Ryan Lochte, Eric Shanteau and Peter Vanderkaay. Complete roster.

European All-Stars roster

Watch on TV
Dec. 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET on Universal Sports
Dec. 17, 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET on NBC

Check your local listings.

Be a Fan in the Stands
2011 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool will be on the Georgia Tech campus. The pool was originally built for the 1996 Centennial Olympics and is considered one of the fastest in the world. In this very pool, Gold Medal Team athlete Josh Davis became the only male athlete in the world to win three Olympic gold medals at the 1996 Games. Get tickets.

Mutual of Omaha Duel History
Perhaps the longest standing swimming rivalry features the U.S. and Australia dating back to Aussie Dawn Fraser (1956) and American Johnny Weissmuller (1924). Read more.