• Michael Phelps, Ricky Berens highlight 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Some big name Olympians and Olympic hopefuls will be getting back in the water this week for the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim.

    This year’s event gives athletes the opportunity for addition training and preparation for the Olympic trials.

    Some of the Olympians you will see in the pool this week are: Michael Phelps, Ricky Berens, Natalie Coughlin, Mark Gangloff, Brandan Hansen, Cullen Jones, Kara Lynn Joyce, Ryan Lochte, Elaine Breeden and Anthony Ervin.

    This could be your last chance to see Phelps race in Charlotte too.  He recently told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he will retire following the summer Olympics in London.

    The races get underway Thursday, May 10 - Sunday, May 13 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, 800 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.

    For complete event schedule, click here.



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