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Carlile Undergoes Heart Surgery -- February 4, 2000

Famed Australian swim coach and anti-drugs crusader Forbes Carlile underwent heart bypass surgery Wednesday. According to a statement from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Carlile "is stable and the operation went well."

The heart surgery is risky, and it will be another 24 hours until it is known whether the operation was completely successful. Well-wishers can send messages to Carlile in care of Swimming World editor Phillip Whitten at philw@swiminfo.com.