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September 23, 1990
Mike Barrowman was honored as swimmer of the year at the U.S. Swimming convention.
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March 1, 1996 | BOB WOLF
Four years ago, Costa Mesa's Mike Barrowman won an Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke. Now he is trying for an encore as a kayaker. Beginning today, Barrowman, who holds the world record of 2:10.16 in his swimming specialty, will bid for a berth on the American flatwater canoe/kayak team in preliminary Olympic trials at the Arco Olympic Training Center.
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July 27, 1995 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These days, you can find Mike Barrowman on the water instead of in it. After winning the gold medal and breaking the world record in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 1992 Olympics, Barrowman said he was ready to have some fun. "From here on out, I'll be playing," he said at the time. Why not? He had done about as much as he could. The three-time U.S. swimmer of the year went to two Olympics and got a gold medal and a world record to show for it.
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July 10, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ
MIKE BARROWMAN Swimming A sticky sensation comes to mind when swimmer Mike Barrowman relives the 1985 U.S. Olympic Festival in Baton Rouge, La. "It was extremely hot and very, very humid," Barrowman recalled. The performance of the slight 16-year-old from Potomac, Md., was similarly uncomfortable. It did not foreshadow a berth on the 1988 Olympic team or the world record-setting 200-meter breaststroke swims Barrowman produced in 1989, '90 and '91.
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March 1, 1996 | BOB WOLF
Four years ago, Costa Mesa's Mike Barrowman won an Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke. Now he is trying for an encore as a kayaker. Beginning today, Barrowman, who holds the world record of 2:10.16 in his swimming specialty, will bid for a berth on the American flatwater canoe/kayak team in preliminary Olympic trials at the Arco Olympic Training Center.
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July 30, 1992 | TIM LAYDEN, NEWSDAY
There had to be someone on this U.S. Olympic swimming team who wasn't too young or too old, too aggressive or too timid, too frightened or too lonesome. Someone who wouldn't swim, lose, explain all the reasons why it happened and why "it's not important to win a gold medal, just to swim your best." But it was getting late in the week. So U.S. men's Coach Eddie Reese looked up Mike Barrowman on Wednesday at the Olympic village. "You've been the U.S.
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August 12, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
The biggest surprise of the Phillips 66/U.S. Swimming Long Course National Championships this week at the University of Texas Swim Center was the American record set by Mike Barrowman in an early heat of the men's 200-meter breaststroke Thursday. Barrowman was just 1 of 78 names on a heat sheet in the morning. But by the time the day's action in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials ended, he was the American record-holder and the top qualifier. "Yes, I'm surprised. I'm very surprised.
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May 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Spain's Sergi Lopez outraced world record-holder Mike Barrowman in the 200-meter breaststroke and Matt Biondi lost the 50-meter freestyle Saturday in the Gran Premio de Tenerife swim meet at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Barrowman, at 2 minutes 17.67 seconds, was way off his record time and finished behind Lopez and Spanish teammate Roque Santos. Lopez was clocked in 2:17.08. The top finishers were three abreast until Lopez pulled away in the final 20 meters.
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July 30, 1992 | TIM LAYDEN, NEWSDAY
There had to be someone on this U.S. Olympic swimming team who wasn't too young or too old, too aggressive or too timid, too frightened or too lonesome. Someone who wouldn't swim, lose, explain all the reasons why it happened and why "it's not important to win a gold medal, just to swim your best." But it was getting late in the week. So U.S. men's Coach Eddie Reese looked up Mike Barrowman on Wednesday at the Olympic village. "You've been the U.S.
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March 5, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the biggest upset of these U.S. Olympic trials, Mike Barrowman lost a 200-meter breaststroke race for the first time since the 1988 Olympic Games. Barrowman finished second to Roque Santos, his Curl-Burke teammate, by .04 seconds Wednesday night at the Indiana University Natatorium. With matching caps and synchronized strokes, the pair pressed toward the wall with Santos, of Chico, Calif., reaching it first in 2 minutes 13.50 seconds. The two train together in Washington, D.C.
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August 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
Martin Zubero shattered the oldest men's world record and Mike Barrowman lowered his world mark at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships on Tuesday. Zubero, 22, of Spain, had a time of 1:57.30 in the 200-meter backstroke, breaking the record of 1:58.14 set by Igor Poliansky of the Soviet Union in 1985. Barrowman, the world champion, posted his fifth world record in the final of the 200-meter breaststroke at 2:10.60, surpassing his mark of 2:11.23.
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July 19, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ
In a reversal, Dennis Pursley, U.S. Swimming Inc. national team director, decided to allow world record-holders Melvin Stewart and Mike Barrowman to swim in the U.S. National Swimming Championships Aug. 12-16 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and in the Pan Pacific Games Aug. 22-25 at Edmonton, Canada. Stewart and Barrowman will be permitted to miss the first few days of the Pan Pacific Games camp, Aug. 12-20 in Minneapolis, to compete in both meets. On Wednesday, a U.S.
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August 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Mike Barrowman says the length of his fingernail, about half an inch, kept him from another swimming record. Barrowman missed breaking his own world mark by two-hundredths of a second in the 200-meter breaststroke Wednesday at the U.S. Swimming Long Course Nationals. His time was 2 minutes 11.55 seconds, compared with 13 days ago, when he reset his old record, swimming a 2:11.53 in winning the Goodwill Games gold medal.
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June 28, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
World record-holders Mike Barrowman and Melvin Stewart have threatened to pull out of the Pan Pacific Games, the premier swimming event for the U.S. national team this season, to compete in the U.S. National Championships. U.S. Swimming Inc., the national governing body of the sport, is requiring members of the Pan Pacific team to pass up the Nationals, Aug. 12-16 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in favor of a training camp Aug.
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