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.
March 5, 1992 |
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.
August 14, 1991 |
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.
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.