July 19, 1991 |
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.
March 1, 1996 |
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.
July 30, 1992 |
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.
August 12, 1988 |
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.
May 12, 1991 |
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.