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It's never too early to check out Michael Phelps; 2012 Olympics coming soon

May 12, 2010 |  1:37 pm

Phelps_300 Universal Sports will have live coverage of the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix meet from Charlotte, N.C., Friday through Sunday. The most-decorated Olympic athlete in U.S. history, Michael Phelps, is in the meet along with Olympians Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Aaron Peirsol, Cullen Jones, Peter Vanderkaay and Amanda Weir.

Phelps is expected to swim the 200-meter freestyle relay and 100-meter butterfly Friday and the 100-meter backstroke Saturday. Coverage Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be from 3 to 5 p.m. PDT.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Michael Phelps competes in at USA Swimming's Southern California Grand Prix in January. Credit: Jason Redmond / Associated Press.