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Jun 25, 2010 11:59 AM by Monica Gouty

Phelps in the pool this weekend

PARIS (AP) - Michael Phelps will swim in four events at the Paris Open this weekend as he prepares for the U.S. championships in August.

The 14-time Olympic champion will swim the 100-meter freestyle and 200 butterfly Saturday, and the 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley Sunday.

Phelps said Friday he is aiming to secure a spot on the U.S.team for the Pan Pacific Championships, and the 2011 world championships in Shanghai. The U.S. championships will serve as trials for the Pan Pacific meet, which is also in Irvine, Calif.,later in August.

Olympic champion Alain Bernard of France and Brazilian world champion Cesar Cielo will also compete in the 100 freestyle in Paris.

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