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April 1, 2007
Times staff writer Lisa Dillman's eighth-day highlights from Melbourne, Australia: Fly Michael fly: It's time for a new point of view on the latest chapter of Michael Phelps' global domination, 2007. Albert Subirats Altes of Venezuela had the best look at the two best swimmers of a generation in the 100-meter butterfly. He was in Lane 5 for Saturday's final, settled in between Phelps and Ian Crocker, and went on win a bronze, 1.05 seconds behind the winning effort of Phelps.
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July 22, 2013 | By David Wharton
So far, USC alumni are making a big splash at the world swimming championships. Ous Mellouli has led the way for the Trojans, who have claimed three medals in the first three days. Mellouli is a former Olympic and NCAA champion who has been serving as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater. His third-place finish in the 10K open water swim Monday followed a gold in the 5K on the first day of competition in Barcelona, Spain. Not bad for a swimmer who wasn't expecting much from 2013.
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August 7, 1990
More than 1,200 swimmers, 18 years of age and younger, will compete in the U.S. Junior Olympic Long Course swimming championships, which begin today at Heritage Park in Irvine. The meet, which has 34 events, will run through Saturday.
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April 4, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Though Lance Armstrong has been banned from competing in any events sanctioned by U.S. Anti Doping Agency, the disgraced former cyclist has found another avenue to feed his competitive hunger: swimming. Armstrong, 41, is set to race in three events at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas this weekend, according to the Associated Press. He's set to participate in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650-yard freestyle in the 40- to 44-year-old age group.
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August 8, 1985 | Associated Press
Capturing his second gold medal in as many days, West Germany's Michael Gross won the 100-meter butterfly event at the European Swimming Championships Wednesday. Gross was timed in 54.02 seconds, but he was pressed by Britain's Andrew Jameson, who was second in 54.30. Third was Marcel Gery of Czechoslovakia in 54.86. Gross is the reigning European and Olympic champion in the event. The 21-year-old West German had won Tuesday in the 200-meter freestyle.
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February 22, 1985 | Special to the Times
The Cal State Northridge women extended their lead in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. swimming championships Thursday, while the CSUN men's team fell further behind Cal State Bakersfield. The Northridge men are expected to take the lead today during the diving competition, however. Bakersfield, which does not field a diving team, should give up as many as 132 points to the Matadors in the board events. Bakersfield leads the men's competition with 358 points.
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February 25, 1994 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
The Stanford women's swim team won all five events on the first day of competition Thursday at the Pacific 10 Conference championships at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach. Even though the Cardinal is in first place with 431 points, 119 points ahead of second-place UCLA, and appears strong enough to win their eighth consecutive Pac-10 title, Coach Richard Quick said the championship could slip from their grasp at any moment.
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August 9, 1985 | Associated Press
Stefan Caron of France won the men's 100-meter freestyle at the European Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday, the first gold medal for France in this event since 1970. Meanwhile, East Germany continued to dominate, winning four of six events and finishing second in two. Caron, 18, won in 50.20 seconds, beating 1980 world and Olympic champion Joerg Woithe of East Germany, who finished in 50.38.
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May 20, 1990 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The events and the years change, but the results are always the same for USDHS's Alison Terry. In every individual event she has entered in the San Diego Section swimming finals, she has not only won but set a record. Terry, a junior, went into Saturday's swimming and diving championships at Mt. Carmel High having already set section marks in four events, two as a freshman and two as a sophomore.
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August 6, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Michael Phelps departed the mixed zone, leaving behind four words. "Losses always motivate me," he said. Words rarely uttered by Phelps because the losses happen so infrequently, and certainly not in the individual medley events. But long-time rival Ryan Lochte not only upset Phelps in the 200-meter individual medley, he did so in a decisive manner, winning in 1 minute 54.84 seconds at the U.S. national championships in Irvine on Friday night. Phelps was second in 1:55.
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July 28, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Swimmers set 11 world records in the first two days of the world championships, proof that the supposed stewards of the sport have turned the sublime into the ridiculous. Records that stood for years now change hands within hours, and more will fall in the last six days of competition at Rome's Foro Italico pool. "This is just ridiculous," five-time Olympian Dara Torres told reporters in Rome.
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July 27, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
This all started with an equipment malfunction in the morning relay and ended with the favored French sprinters wilting again, giving Michael Phelps and friends another riveting victory in the 400-meter freestyle relay. In between, there were world records tumbling and falling on Day 1 of the world championships. Six fell Sunday night, including one widely considered untouchable, Ian Thorpe's 400-meter freestyle record, as well the oldest women's mark on the books, the 100 butterfly.
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July 25, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
In the coming days here at the outdoor pool of the famed Foro Italico, when the World Swimming Championships are fully underway, there will be moments of absolute triumph as more records fall. By next year, though, these records may well carry asterisks. Blame it on the suits.
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July 11, 2009 | Kevin Van Valkenburg
Neither Michael Phelps nor Katie Hoff swam Friday at U.S. nationals. Phelps had to pull out of the 100-meter freestyle with neck pain, and Hoff withdrew from her final two events, putting an end to a meet where she never felt right physically or mentally. And yet North Baltimore Aquatic Club still had plenty to thump its chest about thanks to a happy-go-lucky 15-year-old who seems to be emerging as the next big thing in American swimming.
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August 2, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS -- They were working on swimmer Dara Torres almost the same way a pit crew attacks a car but this was unfolding post-race on a mat on the floor in the press room. One handler worked on her shoulders. Another was punishing her right thigh with his feet, attempting to work out the lactic acid. Welcome to age 40. And, most inexplicably, another national title for the mother of a 15-month-old girl.
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July 31, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Suspense, anyone? It's going, going ... gone whenever Michael Phelps -- or Katie Hoff for that matter -- hits the water these days, unless they are experimenting with an off-off event. For those in search of intrigue at the USA Swimming National Championships, which start today at the Natatorium in Indianapolis, this advice is in order: Look short and shorter.
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April 4, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Evaluating the state of U.S. swimming, poised in the on-deck circle before next year's Summer Olympics in Beijing, is astonishingly effortless after eight days in Melbourne at the World Championships. Thirty-six medals, 20 of them gold and seven of those gold won by Michael Phelps. He had five world records and his gold-medal total was more than any other country in the competition, with the exception of Australia's nine. The U.S.
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