13 Swimmers & A Diver Compete In London

July 26, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. --- Let the Games begin.

Thirteen swimmers and one diver with ties to the University of Georgia will be participating in the London Olympics, with the first events slated for Saturday. The opening ceremony will take place on Friday.

The United States will be represented by swimmers Andrew Gemmell, Kara Lynn Joyce, Allison Schmitt, Shannon Vreeland and Amanda Weir and diver Chris Colwill. Colwill, who was named Team USA's male captain for diving, will be joined by Georgia coach Dan Laak in the diving well.

Also competing in London will be South Africans Troyden Prinsloo and Wendy Trott, Poland's Aleksandra Putra, Kuwait's Yousef Alaskari, Finland's Matias Koski, Canada's Brittany MacLean, Germany's Sarah Poewe and Turkey's Ediz Yildirimer.

"It's definitely a great honor to have your country's flag and your name on the cap and to be with all the elite athletes," said Schmitt, a double medalist at the 2008 Games. "It's great to all be together and represent both our countries and the University of Georgia. We're all looking forward to this so much."

The Olympics will be televised daily by NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo and NBC Universal. For listings and more information, visit NBCOlympics.com.

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