BURLINGAME, Calif. – United States Swimming will name its 1997 Swimmer of the Year and the 1997 Phillips Performance Award at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Burlingame, Calif., Saturday. Eight candidates will vie for the Swimmer of the Year Award, including all U.S. National Championship Kiphuth Award (high point) winners and swimmers who won national titles in the spring and summer and those ranked No.1 in the latest world rankings. U.S. Swimming’s House of Delegates, which includes over 500 swimmers, coaches, officials and volunteers, will select the winner. U.S. Swimming’s annual meetings are held in conjunction with the convention. Candidates for the award include Chad Carvin, Lenny Krayzelburg, Kristine Quance and Neil Walker. The Phillips Performance Award is voted on by a select panel of swimming media and the 1998 World Championships team, who voted during their recent orientation camp in Colorado Springs. The eight candidates include American and world record-breakers: Krayzelburg, 200m backstroke; Jeremy Linn, 100y breaststroke; Jenny Thompson, 100m butterfly; and Walker, 100m butterfly.
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