Rupprath Has New Club Contract

BERLIN, Germany, February 7. GERMANY'S Thomas Rupprath has a new club contract with SC Empor Rostock, where he works with Caren Mahn. The 29-year-old was with Wasserfreunden Hannover 98, but Rupprath's contract was terminated by the club because he departed the 2006 German Championships before their conclusion and did not participate on a relay for the club.

Swimming World German correspondent Stephen Marcus contributed to this report.