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Day 1 Swimming Photos -- September 16, 2000 Ryk Neethling on the blocks before the 400 Free.

By Michael Collins

Here are some shots from the opening day of swimming at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

The events held today were:

Women's 400 IM
Men's 400 Free
Women's 100 Fly
Men's 100 Breast
Women's 400 Free Relay
Men's 400 Free Relay

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For more stories and photos visit the CBS OLYMPIC SWIMMING SITE. Grant Hackett, AUS, and Chad Carvin, USA at the beginning of the 400 Free. Casalru with a lead over Malar in the Breast leg of the 400 IM. Ian Thorpe had over a body-length lead in the 400 Free - only 30 meters into the swim. Dara Torres swimming the 100 Fly. Inge de Bruijn and Petria Thomas swimming the 100 Fly. Jennifer Reilly is estatic with making the 400 IM Final. Left to right, Maddy Crippin, Yana Klochkova, and Kaitlin Sandeno at the start of the 400 IM. The American men had excellent exchanges in the 400 Free Relay. Ian Thorpe is already in the lead, over Klete Keller of the USA, as he hits the water in the 400 Free. Jenny Thompson had a big lead in the 100 Fly. Ed Moses leading in the 100 Breast.