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Regan Smith, Ryan Lochte among swimmers returning for U.S. Open

Regan Smith and Ryan Lochte are among the swimmers entered in the biggest domestic meet in eight months, next week’s U.S. Open airing on NBC Sports and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

The U.S. Open, originally scheduled for Atlanta in December, is now spread across nine sites due to coronavirus pandemic travel precautions.

Smith, an 18-year-old who last year broke the 100m and 200m backstroke world records, is entered in the Des Moines, Iowa, stop, a three-hour drive from her Minnesota base.

Lochte, 36 and bidding next year to become the oldest U.