By Paul D. Bowker | July 06, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Allison Schmitt competes in the women's 100-meter butterfly at the TYR Pro Swim Series on May 17, 2018 in Indianapolis.


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Two-time Olympic champion Lilly King and eight-time Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt are among those headlining the women’s competition at this week’s TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Columbus, Ohio.

The four-day meet, which began Thursday at Ohio State University’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, is the final Pro Swim Series stop of the season and is the final major competition prior to the Phillips 66 National Championships in late July, which is part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Xfinity.

King, who won three events at the Santa Clara stop in June, is the top seed in the women’s 100- and 200-meter breaststroke. Schmitt, a three-time Olympian, is the top seed in the 200-meter freestyle. She is the second seed in the 400 freestyle and fourth seed in the 100 freestyle.

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Kelsi (Worrell) Dahlia, a gold medalist in the medley relay at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, is the top seed in the women’s 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly.

Two-time Olympic medalist Leah Smith is the top seed in three events: women’s 400-meter individual medley, 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky, along with several other Olympians, are not competing this week.

Among those in the men’s events is 2016 Olympian Chase Kalisz, who is the top seed in four events: 200-meter breaststroke, 200 fly, 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley.

Distance freestyler and Olympic hopeful Zane Grothe is the second seed in the men’s 200, 400 and 800 freestyle events.

TV: 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Olympic Channel; 7 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, NBCSN

Webcast: 6:30 p.m. Friday, NBC Sports App

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.