2012 London Olympics Local Heroes: Rowing, Kayaking, And Michael Phelps On First Monday Of Games

The first full week of competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics begins Monday, and most of the athletes with area ties will spend it on the water.

After finishing a disappointing 4th in the 400 meter IM and settling for silver as part of the 4 X 100 meter freestyle relay team, Michael Phelps is back in the water Monday to begin his second individual event, the 200 meter butterfly. Heats begin at 5:21 a.m., with the semifinals set to be run at 3:32 p.m. (The final will be run Tuesday night).

Staying with our nautical theme, D.C.-born Sarah Trowbridge begins her quest for gold in the women's double sculls event at Eton Dorney in Buckinghamshire. The two heats will be run at 5:20 a.m., with Trowbridge rowing alongside teammate Margot Shumway.

After just missing a place in the women's quadruple sculls final via Saturday's heats, Silver Spring-born Natalie Dell gets one more shot at a place in the gold medal race. She races in the repechage at 4:50 a.m.

And we can't forget about Caroline Queen. The Darnestown, Maryland native will make her Olympic debut Monday morning in the K-1 Slalom heats at 9:22 a.m. (By the way, spare a thought for Bethesda's Scott Parsons, who missed qualifying for the semifinals of the men's K-1 by just 1.59 points Sunday).

Finally, Gordonsville, Virginia's Will Coleman finished 26th in the individual dressage equestrian event, just two-tenths of a point behind noted Elizabeth II grandchild Zara Phillips. The cross-country portion begins at 7:30 a.m. in Greenwich. (The U.S. is in 7th after day one of the three-day event).

Remember, if you have a cable, satellite, or telco subscription, you can watch any of these events online here.

For more on the Olympics, head over to SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub.

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