U.S. Swimmer Receives Drug Warning from USADA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 11. THE United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Monday that Stephen Rehrmann of Los Altos Hills, Calif., an athlete who competes in the sport of swimming, tested positive at the Janet Evans Invitational in Los Angeles on July 13, 2003. He tested positive for pseudoephedrine, a prohibited substance under Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur (FINA) rules. FINA is the international federation for the sport of swimming.

Pseudoephedrine is in a special category of prohibited substances in that it is commonly found in over-the-counter cold and prescription cold and allergy medicines.

Rehrmann, 20, received a public warning under the FINA rules for a first offense involving the prohibited use of pseudoephedrine.

In addition, he is disqualified from his seventh-place finish in the 200-meter individual medley at the Janet Evans Invitational, which is part of the USA Swimming Grand Prix series.

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