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Foster Swims World-Leading 50m Free -- May 13, 2001
By Martin Petty
SHEFFIELD, England, May 13. BRITAIN's Mark Foster shot to the top
of the world rankings in the 50m freestyle today, under the strangest
Fosters time of 22.13 seconds - a British national record
- came in a time trial at the North Eastern Counties Championships
at Ponds Forge in Sheffield the venue for many of his world
record-breaking performances. Having picked up his teammates
goggles by accident, Foster mislaid his own racing pair and in the
final wore a spare set, which subsequently fell off.
Foster holds the short course world record in the 50m freestyle
(22.13), but failed to qualify for the event at the British World
Championship Trials last month in Manchester. Along with a number
of national team swimmers, the 31 year old was invited to take part
in the event to achieve the strict qualifying standards set by British
Swim Chief Bill Sweetenham, the former Australian Olympic team coach.
Having already qualified to swim in the 50m butterfly in Fukuoka,
Foster this morning faced the arduous task of bettering the 22.41
standard set by Sweetenham, who insisted that times equating to
twelfth place in the world at the end of last year had to be achieved
in order to make the British team.
However, the circumstances under which Foster achieved the time
may cast doubts upon his selection for the 50m freestyle. The University
of Bath swimmer now faces an anguishing wait to see if tough-talking
Sweetenham will give him the nod to prepare for Japan.
Foster said, "I hope Bill Sweetenham accepts the time because
I want to get back into some hard training now. That is the sort
of time that could well win the World Championships and I'm really
pleased with it."
Posts World-Leading Times in 50 and 100 Free -- May 20, 2001
BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY, May 19. DON'T tell anybody -- especially
NOT that "little Dutch girl" who romped to three golds
and set three world records at last September's Olympics -- but
there's a not-so-new kid on the block ready and willing to take
away her mantle.
For those who thought that Holland's Inge deBruijn, winner of the
50-100 frees and 100 fly, all in world record-setting times at Sydney,
was going to have another walk in the park at this summer's World
Championships in Fukuoka, Fraulein Sandra Volker begs to differ.
VOLKER STARS AT GERMAN NATIONALS
The 27-year-old veteran German star, holder of the world record
in the 50 back (28.25 from last year's German Olympic Trials), has
won four events so far in this week's German Nationals (50 M)-World
Championship Trials at Braunschweig, set a national record in the
50 free (24.72) and swam a world-leading 28.52 in the 50 back and
54.53 in the100 free too.
Takes Three at Meet in B.C. -- May 28, 2001
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada. May 27. HE'S BAAAAAAcK!
Former USC NCAA champ Lenny Krayzelburg, who owns world records
in the 50-100-200 meter backstrokes but hadn't swum competitively
since winning a trio of gold medals at the Olympics in Sydney last
September, made his 2001 debut here this weekend at the Mel Zajac
And similar to his performance at the Big O's, Krayzelburg was
nothing but golden here in his specialty, winning the 50-100-200
meter (lcm) backstrokes.
His times were hardly earth-shattering (26.46, 56.50, 2:03.08)
T.V. to Debut on Monday; Misty Hyman Is Featured -- June 1, 2001
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., June 1. USA SWIMMING and the Lingner Group,
who produces the NCAA broadcasts for ESPN, have teamed together
to produce Splash TV, the first lifestyle magazine show on swimming
to debut in the United States.
The premier episode airs this Monday, June 4, at 8:30 and 11:30
p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. In all 13 shows were produced to run
this summer on Mondays on the Outdoor Life Network.
The first episode will feature 2000 Olympic gold medalist Misty
Hyman, who shocked the world last summer when she upset Australia's
Madam Butterfly, Susie O'Neill, in the 200m butterfly in her home
pool. The show will also profile Michael Phelps, the 15-year-old
Olympian who became the youngest male world record-holder ever when
he broke Tom Malchow's 200m butterfly mark at this year's U.S. World
Also look for fun bits with retired Olympic gold medalist, BJ Bedford,
and cross-training tips from Olympic Head Coach Richard Quick.
Carvin Wins Five at Speedo Grand Challenge -- May 28, 2001
IRVINE, CA., May 28. AGELESS Chad Carvin just keeps swimming --
The 27-year-old University of Arizona graduate, who's had more
ups and downs in his career than Jack Nicholson at a Laker game,
was up Up UP this weekend
during the Speedo Grand Challenge Meet in Irvine's Heritage (50
M) Pool, winning the 200-400-1500 frees and both IMs as he tunes
up for this summer's World Championships in Japan, where he'll swim
the 400-800 frees.
In the mid-1990s Carvin was an all-world distance star for Coach
Frank Busch's University of Arizona Wildcats, and
Dominate on Final Day of East Asian Games -- May 26, 2001
OSAKA, Japan. May 26. JAPANESE swimmers took four of the six events
contested on the final day of the East Asian Games in Osaka, to
cap a very successful meet.
The hosts won all three women's events today, sweeping the top
two spots in two of them.
In the 200m baackstroke, up-and-comer Reiko Nakamura won in a swift
2:10.99, followed exactly two seconds later by her teammate, Aya
Terakawa (2:12.99). China's Zhan Shu, who was spectacular as a 13
year-old more than three years ago, then disappeared, finished third
Makes a statement at the Domino's Classic, Clocks 1:55 -- May 20,
ANN ARBOR, Mich. May 20. TOM MALCHOW has been in a bit of a funk
of late -- but tonight he's a very happy camper.
Since the end of March Malchow, the Sydney gold medalist in the
200 butterfly and former world record-holder, has been stewing over
his loss to super age-grouper Michael Phelps in the finals of the
U.S. Nationals-World Championship Trials in Austin the end of March.
Phelps didn't just beat the former Michigan All-America/NCAA champ
and No. 1 globally for the past two years in that race; he also
surpassed his world-record too, becoming the youngest U.S. wr-setter
ever and also one of the youngest males ever in the history of the
So what did Malchow do?
Hoogie Shines in Athens: A Preview of 2004? -- May 17, 2001
ATHENS, Greece, May 17. IN what he hopes will be a preview of the
2004 Olympic Games, Holland's Pieter van den Hoogenband won three
events at the 15th annual Akropolis International Long Course Swim
Meet in Athens. The double Olympic champion swept to victory in
the 50 (22.74), 100 (49.34) and 200m freestyle (1:47.59) events,
setting meet records in all three. Hoogie holds the world record
at 100 meters.
The Flying Dutchman, however, was far from the only story in the
ancient Greek capital, as eight meet records and three Greek national
records were established during the three-day event, May 11-13.
Aside from Hoogie's victory in the 50 free
Tom Dolan Announces Comeback -- May 16, 2001
By Phillip Whitten
May 16. HE is the most dominant swimmer in his event in history,
winning gold at the 1994 World Championships, the 1996 Olympics,
the 1998 World Championships and the 2000 Olympics. He has held
the world record in his event for 81 months, longer than anyone
else in history except Hungary's Tamas Darnyi (who held it for almost
In fact, he is the most dominant male swimmer in recent decades
in any event. After the 2000 Olympics, he hung up his suit and announced
he would take a year off to decide whether he wanted to continue
swimming. But everyone felt he was saying good-bye to the sport.
Lincoln, Hendrickson Take Rhode Island High School Titles -- May
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 10. BETH O'Connor Baker resumed her onslaught
on the Masters swimming world record book in a USA Swimming meet
hosted by the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Coached by John Flanagan and swimming for Curl-Burke Swim Club
(CUBU), she smashed three long course world marks in her first long
course outing of the season.
Baker, 40, began by slashing the 100 meter backstroke mark for
women 40-44 with a 1:09.88. The old mark, held by Laura Val, was
Irvine High Keeps on Rolling, Wins Southern Section Calif. CIF High
School Div. I Titles -- May 12, 2001
BELMONT SHORES, CA., May 11 -- Back in the heyday of the Mission
Viejo-Florida Aquatics cross-continent rivalry during the 1970s
and '80s, FAST stars David McCagg and David Larson would sport t-shirts
showing an oversized gator torching a Spanish-style building with
the words "Burn Down the Mission" inscribed underneath.
This was, of course, a not-so-veiled reference to Florida's desire
to thwart Mission from winning yet another national team championship
-- a then quixotic quest at best. These days the slogan should read:
"Unhorse the Vaqueros."
For the fifth-consecutive year on the girls' side and the second
on the boys', Irvine High's Vaqueros splashed to the Southern Section
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division 1 Championships
at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool today.
Prep Wins 20th Straight Central Cal Boys' High School Team Title;
Presentation Wins First-Ever Girls' Crown -- May 18, 2001
SANTA CLARA, CA. MEMO to Irvine High School's girls' swim team:
Five-consecutive CIF Southern Section Division I Championships?
Not bad, but you've got a long ways to go before you're in the same
league with San Jose's Bellarmine Prep boys' team.
For the 20th-straight season Bellarmine was No. 1 in the CIF Central
Coast Section (CCS) Championships at the George Haines-Santa Clara
International Swimming Complex last weekend, while Presentation's
girls won for their first championship.
Bellarmine racked-up 298 points to second-place Palo Alto's 262
with St. Francis (217) third.
On the girls' side, Presentation won its championship via a 311.5-255.5
triumph over Mitty with Homestead -- winners in 1991 and again last
season -- third (195).
Valley, Damien Take Calif. High School Southern Section Div. II
Crowns -- May 14, 2001
BELMONT SHORES, CA., May 12. THEY won nary a single individual
race, nor any relays either, but when the splashing stopped here
at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool this afternoon, Crescenta Valley's
Falcon Ladies were atop the podium in the Southern Section CIF Division
It was the Falcon girls' first swimming title and they used their
superior depth to score a 198-173 win over Peninsula with Alemany
On the boys' side, Crescenta Valley had won the last three championships
but finished third today. Damien, with 239, was the victor while
Riverside Poly (183) was next and the Falcons (181) a close third.
La Serna, Paso Robles Win CIF-Southern Section Div. III High School
Titles; Cavic Posts Nation's Top 50 Free -- May 14, 2001
BELMONT SHORES, CA., May 12. WINNING must be habit-forming for
the La Serna girls and Paso Robles' boys' swimming and diving teams.
For the second consecutive year, both schools splashed to their
respective CIF Division III team titles at the Belmont Plaza Olympic
La Serna won by a 279-207 margin over Camarillo with Yucapia (182)third.
Paso Robles scored 250 to outdistance Palm Desert (198) and Padadena
La Serna was led by soph Morgan Hentzen's wins in the 200-500 frees
(1:51.75-4:56.35) and her legs on the winning 200-400 free relays.
She swam third on the 200 free quartet that clocked 1:40.12, just
off the meet record of 1:39.68 and was anchored by older sister
Courtney; and led off the 400 free in 52.64, by far the fastest
split of the meet by any swimmer. This foursome won in 3:39.02,
a second-plus faster than their winning time of 3:40.13 from last
Boak Wins Ransom Arthur Award -- May 20, 2001
By Phillip Whitten
SANTA CLARA, May 19. CAROLYN Ferris Boak, 56, was named the winner
of the 2001 Ransom Arthur award today at the USMS Short Course Nationals.
the announcement was made by USMS President, Nancy Ridout.
The award -- the highest honor given by USMS -- is named for Dr.
Ransom Arthur, regarded as the father of Masters Swimming.
Boak, a member of Los Altos (Calif.) Masters, has been active in
USMS for many years, holding a variety of national and LMSC offices.
As a competitor, she has consistently been among the best in her
age group, establishing national and world marks in the breaststroke
and individual medley.
As Carolyn Ferris, she was a standout for the powerful Arden Hills
She is married to Tom Boak, a former USMS president.
It's Liu on Day Two of Masters Nationals; Former Chinese Star Clocks
1:48 for 200 yard Free -- May 18, 2001
By Phillip Whitten
SANTA CLARA, Calif. May 18. LIU LIMIN, a member of the Chinese
400m medley relay team that set a world record at the World Championships
in Rome in 1994 -- a time that lasted until the 2000 Sydney Olympics
-- posted a near-world-class time in winning the women's 200 yard
freestyle today, the second day of competition at the USMS Short
Course National Championships in Santa Clara.
Liu, 25, who attended the University of Nevada, where she won several
NCAA titles, is now swimming for Sierra Nevada Masters. And in her
first national Masters meet she made her presence known, blasting
to a 1:48.80 to win the 200 yard freestyle in the 25-29 division.
It was the first sub-1:50 by a female Masters swimmer.
Liu's time broke the 25-29 standard of 1:51.35, set by Sara Shand
eight years ago. Former age-group phenom, Grace Cornelius, 28, was
second today in 1:54.07.
Liu's swim may have been the most outstanding swim today, but there
were highlights galore. Here's an event-by-event run-down.
Yutaka Terao: A Tribute -- May 15, 2001
By Don Gambril
(The following tribute to coach Yutaka Terao, who took his life
on Monday, was written for SWIMINFO by his close friend, coach Don
I have know Yutaka since 1969. He spent two entire years with me
from 1970-'72. He drove all the way to Boston from Long Beach in
an old '62 Chevy to follow me to Harvard.
Yutaka coached our age group team to help with his expenses. He
was on deck every workout for the two years including all morning
workouts. That meant some snowy mornings in Boston. The young age
group swimmers loved him. He was not only kind, but outgoing and
funny as well. He was a fine coach and his young swimmers all improved
a great deal under his coaching.
Mourns Gathercole -- May 30, 2001
By Ian Hanson
SYDNEY, May 30. AUSTRALIAN Swimming is today mourning the loss
of one of its greatest administrators, former Olympian, master coach
and fierce anti-drugs campaigner Terry Gathercole, who died in Canberra
this morning, aged 65.
Gathercole, died of a heart attack after a long illness and was
surrounded by his wife Carol, son Ben and daughter Gai. His youngest
son Tim will fly home from the United States to join the family
in Canberra this week.
A funeral in West Wyalong and a Memorial Service at the Australan
Institute of Sport in Canberra, are expected to be held next week.
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