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July 11, 2000 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is she just too un-Japanese to represent Japan in the Olympics? That's the question that Suzu Chiba and her supporters have been asking since the outspoken swimmer won her qualifying event and national title but nevertheless was denied a spot on the swimming team that will represent Japan at Sydney. Chiba isn't keeping her frustrations to herself, either, a most un-Japanese thing to do.
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July 11, 2000 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is she just too un-Japanese to represent Japan in the Olympics? That's the question that Suzu Chiba and her supporters have been asking since the outspoken swimmer won her qualifying event and national title but nevertheless was denied a spot on the swimming team that will represent Japan at Sydney. Chiba isn't keeping her frustrations to herself, either, a most un-Japanese thing to do.
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February 10, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
Suzu Chiba was so fast Friday night, she disappeared soon after winning the women's 200-meter freestyle at the Phillips 66 U.S. spring national swimming championships at the YMCA Aquatics Center. That's the way the Japanese Olympian likes it. She comes to swim and nothing else. "She doesn't like talking," said Bud McAllister, coach of the Golden West Swim Club in Huntington Beach.
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February 10, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
Suzu Chiba was so fast Friday night, she disappeared soon after winning the women's 200-meter freestyle at the Phillips 66 U.S. spring national swimming championships at the YMCA Aquatics Center. That's the way the Japanese Olympian likes it. She comes to swim and nothing else. "She doesn't like talking," said Bud McAllister, coach of the Golden West Swim Club in Huntington Beach.
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May 26, 1995 | ERIK HAMILTON
Some of the nation's best swimmers will compete today through Sunday in the International Grand Challenge Swimming Invitational at Heritage Park Aquatics Complex.
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May 27, 1995
Amanda Beard, a 13-year-old from Irvine, set a Southern California age-group record in the 100-meter breaststroke to win the event Friday in the first of three days of the International Grand Challenge Swimming Invitational at Heritage Park. Beard defeated U.S. World Championship Team member Kristine Quance by almost four seconds, with a time of 1 minute 12.06 seconds. Beard also finished fourth in the 200 individual medley.
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February 9, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For America's swimming elite, the most intense competition of their lives awaits at the U.S. Olympic trials in four weeks. So under the retractable roof of the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center, the results varied Thursday on the first day of the Phillips 66 U.S. spring national championships, where a 15-year-old from Redlands upset 1992 Olympic star Summer Sanders and Brooke Bennett continued to prove she is ready to challenge Janet Evans as the country's distance star.
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May 28, 1995 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bart Sikora and Bart Kizierowski made it plain early on that they would dominate the second day of the International Grand Challenge Swimming Invitational on Saturday at Heritage Park. Sikora and Kizierowski, who swim with the Mission Viejo Nadadores but will represent Poland in the 1996 Olympics, started by finishing first and second in the 100-meter backstroke. Sikora set a meet record, finishing in 57.78 seconds, 0.12 ahead of Kizierowski.
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May 29, 1995 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Irvine Novaquatics' Amanda Beard is closer to becoming one of the nation's premier breaststrokers after setting a Southern California age-group record Sunday on the final day of the International Grand Challenge Swimming Invitational at Heritage Park. Beard's record time in the 200-meter breaststroke--2 minutes 33.03 seconds--was more than three seconds faster than Shannon Cullen of Redlands, who finished in 2:36.85.
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February 10, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been seven years since Whitney Hedgepeth won a national championship, but Friday she won her seventh national title in her seventh different event at the Phillips 66 spring national championships. "I never thought about that," Hedgepeth, 24, said after edging Barbara Bedford in the women's 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1 minute 2.36 seconds. Hedgepeth, who also won the 200 backstroke Thursday, reflects the latest trend in swimming--longevity.
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February 11, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After touching the wall to win the 800-meter freestyle Saturday night, Brooke Bennett had to wait patiently for her competitors to finish to find out her time. When she turned to the scoreboard at the far end of the YMCA Aquatic Center pool in Orlando, she squinted. Eight minutes 30.54 seconds. She couldn't believe it. Considering the Phillips 66 U.S. spring nationals ending today is simply a tuneup for next month's U.S.
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May 24, 1997 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jennifer Parmenter, who last week won two events at Southern Section Division I finals, was a three-event winner on the first day of the Speedo Grand Challenge Swimming Invitational Friday at Heritage Aquatic Complex. Parmenter, 16, a sophomore at Los Angeles Baptist who was representing Rose Bowl Aquatics, won the 200-meter individual medley, the 200 backstroke and the 50 freestyle, with record-breaking times coming in two of those events. Her time of 2 minutes 19.
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