June 16, 1988 |
Shopping in a furniture store with her older sister recently, Debbie Babashoff discovered a shift in name recognition. Not a big shift, but a glimmer of change. The name she usually hears associated with Babashoff is Shirley. As in Shirley Babashoff--winner of two Olympic gold and six silver medals--her older sister. Debbie Babashoff, a senior at Fountain Valley High School, has spent her life being compared with her older sister, who swam in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics.
June 24, 1986 |
Pablo Morales, who lost his world record in the 100-meter butterfly to West Germany's Michael Gross during the 1984 Olympic Games, took it back Monday during the U.S. Swimming World Championship Trials with a time of 52.84 seconds. Matt Biondi was second with a very fast 53.28, just five one-hundredths of a second off Morales' previous record. Gross had the world record at 53.08. Both Morales and Biondi will represent the United States in the World Championships in Madrid, Spain, in August.
January 13, 1985
Fourteen-year-old Kim Brown, who competes for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, took first place in the Women's Open 1,000 Freestyle race in a time of 9:42.16 in the Southern California Swimming All-Star Qualifying Meet held at East Los Angeles College Saturday. The competition was broken down into four age groups (11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18), with the top three qualifiers in each age group set to compete against an all-star team from Northern California at East L.A. College next Saturday at 10 a.m.
March 27, 1988
Janet Evans of Placentia broke her second world record in four days and became the first woman to beat 16 minutes in the 1,500-meter freestyle by covering the distance in 15 minutes 52.10 seconds at the U.S. Swimming Indoor National Championships Saturday night in Orlando, Fla. "I didn't think I had it in me when I was swimming," said Evans, 17, a junior at El Dorado High School. "It hurt so bad, I was really dead when I finished the race." Evans broke her own world record of 16:00.
March 29, 1986 |
Michelle Griglione of Alexandria, Va., and Troy Dalbey of San Jose, Calif., each claimed another gold medal to continue their impressive showings Friday night in the Phillips 66-U.S. Swimming Short Course national championships at the Justus Aquatics Center. Griglione, who swims for the Curl Swim Club in Darnstown, Md., also swam on a winning relay team to grab her fifth first-place award after four days in the five-day meet.