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October 16, 1990 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
National swim team coaches from the United States, Hong Kong and Australia suspect the Chinese women's team of using steroids in the wake of China's world-best performances during last month's Asian Games. Richard Quick, coach of the U.S. national team and Stanford women's team, said he felt obligated to speak out after the Chinese produced three times that rank No. 1 in the world this year and three others that are No. 2 during the competition at Beijing.
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June 16, 2001 | LAUREN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alemany High's victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay, the last event in the Southern Section Division II swimming championships last month, closed a strong season. "It was awesome," said senior Maureen Farrell, the relay anchor who combined with senior Molly Feeney and freshmen Renee Viveros and Leah Tourtellotte to win in 3:36.07 and wrap up a third-place finish in the team standings for Alemany. "It was just an amazing ending to the season," she said.
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March 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Arizona's Crissy Ahmann-Leighton lowered the American record Friday in the 100-yard butterfly to 52.36 seconds at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Ahmann-Leighton, 20, of Benson, Ariz., broke the record of 52.42 set by California's Mary T. Meagher in 1987. "I'm still in shock. That record has been looming at me for a year," Ahmann-Leighton said. Defending champion Janel Jorgensen of Stanford finished second in 53.39, with UCLA's Kristin Stoudt third in 54.04.
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August 3, 2000 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A street sign says, in big, black letters, "Dead End." This is where the darling of the 1996 Olympics can be found. There are swimming experts who would consider that apropos of Amanda Beard's career. Beard laughed at the suggestion. The street may be a dead end, but her career hasn't reached one. She is eagerly anticipating the Olympic trials, starting next week in Indianapolis. Four years ago, Beard was the first 14-year-old to make the U.S. Olympic swim team in 20 years.
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November 17, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Criticism of the powerful Chinese women's swimming team at September's World Championships in Rome gained validity Wednesday when it was announced Yang Aihua tested positive for the muscle-building hormone testosterone. Yang, the 400-meter freestyle world champion, became the fifth Chinese swimmer to test positive for a banned substance in 20 months. Three were for anabolic steroids, one for ephedrine, a stimulant.
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August 16, 1998 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the better part of a decade, Kristine Quance-Julian has known nothing but a regimented schedule. A driven competitor, she always geared workouts--and life--toward the next big swimming meet. "Every practice there was something I was shooting for," Quance-Julian said. "It didn't matter when. There's always another big meet coming up." This summer, the big meets were the Goodwill Games and the U.S. Championships, which concluded Saturday.
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May 30, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christy Carolin said she is happy her high school swim career is finally over. It's not that her four years of swimming for Capistrano Valley High School were anything to be depressed about. On the contrary, Carolin had tremendous success at the Southern Section 4-A meet during her career. Carolin, The Times' swimmer of the year, won the 50-yard freestyle championship four consecutive years, a feat accomplished by only three other female swimmers in Southern Section history.
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April 19, 1993 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC distance freestyler Megan Holliday, who overcame a heart condition to continue her swimming career, died Saturday after falling the night before from an off-campus home she shared with six teammates and three other friends. Holliday, 20, had lent her bedroom key to a friend and was locked out of her bedroom. Friday night, she went into the room next to hers, that of teammate Cindy Makens, and climbed out of Makens' window.
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August 6, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Dee Brown began stroking furiously at the outset of the 400-meter freestyle Monday, it appeared that the 12-year-old from St. Louis had confused the race with the 100 freestyle. But Brown was merely swimming the only way she knows how. "I didn't want anyone to catch up," Brown said. With her relentless sprinting style and long reach, no one came close to catching the 6-foot-3 Brown despite her unorthodox pace: a 1:01 opening 100, followed by a 1:06, a 1:07, and a 1:05.
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March 15, 1996 | SARAH A. KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A sign hastily written on notebook paper and held behind Olympic Swim Team member Amanda Beard's back on Thursday said it all: Amanda Beard is Cool. Even though she's just a freshman at Irvine High School and is only 14, she's cool, calm and collected about her two first-place finishes in the Olympic trials. And she's super-cool in the minds of her classmates. "We are really proud of her," said 15-year-old Rohini Reddi.
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June 30, 2000
SWIMMER OF THE YEAR *--* Name School Year MAUREEN FARRELL Alemany Junior *--* FIRST TEAM *--* Name School Year CHRISTINE CREEK Royal Freshman *--* Placed third in the Southern Section Division I breaststroke final in 1:06.36 and finished eighth in a fast 200 individual medley final in 2:10.66. Won both events in the Marmonte League championship and Royal Invitational meets.
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June 6, 2000 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Toro junior Kaitlin Sandeno is not a person one should doubt. Her performance at the National Swimming Championships in March is all the proof that's needed. In a three-day span, she finished third in the 800-meter freestyle, second in the 200 butterfly and won her third consecutive national title in the 400 individual medley. All despite a tender left shoulder. So when she starts planning her goals for next year, everybody better listen up.
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June 20, 1999 | LAUREN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swimmer Amy Jones of Cleveland High, who switched specialization from the butterfly to the freestyle three years ago after leaving the Valley Monarchs swim club for Canyons Aquatics, has been among the best freestylers in the region ever since. The 16-year-old sophomore proved that during the City Section swimming championships at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, where she defended City titles she won last year in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events.
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February 10, 1999 | SCOTT MOE
The USC-UCLA rivalry is always big, regardless of the sport. But when the women's swimming teams meet, it means a little extra to the coaches. Almost 20 years ago, Bruin Coach Cyndi Gallagher was swimming for Mark Schubert on the nation's best club team in Mission Viejo. For the last six years, she has been battling him for L.A. bragging rights. The battle resumes Saturday at 1 p.m. at USC, in the final dual meet before the Pacific 10 championships two weeks later.
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September 29, 1998 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She is no longer the same swimmer who flickered across television screens during the 1996 Olympic Games. Older, taller, heavier, Amanda Beard is maturing, trying to get back the form--and the tenths of seconds on the stopwatch--that have slipped away from her. Beard is now a senior at Irvine High and she likes change and appreciates individuality. She has dyed her hair a dozen times (she preferred the bluish tint over the summer to the fluorescent red streaks that preceded it).
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August 16, 1998 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the better part of a decade, Kristine Quance-Julian has known nothing but a regimented schedule. A driven competitor, she always geared workouts--and life--toward the next big swimming meet. "Every practice there was something I was shooting for," Quance-Julian said. "It didn't matter when. There's always another big meet coming up." This summer, the big meets were the Goodwill Games and the U.S. Championships, which concluded Saturday.
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August 3, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Richard Quick, coach of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team and currently the coach of the Stanford women's swimming team, responded Wednesday to a published report suggesting that the pressure he put on his athletes at the University of Texas contributed to their eating disorders. "I was aware of a few eating disorders on our team at the University of Texas," said Quick, who was at the national long course meet at USC.
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June 16, 2001 | LAUREN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alemany High's victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay, the last event in the Southern Section Division II swimming championships last month, closed a strong season. "It was awesome," said senior Maureen Farrell, the relay anchor who combined with senior Molly Feeney and freshmen Renee Viveros and Leah Tourtellotte to win in 3:36.07 and wrap up a third-place finish in the team standings for Alemany. "It was just an amazing ending to the season," she said.
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August 7, 1998 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two years of suspicion about steroids and diuretics and testosterone and human growth hormone, a shot of Irish whiskey apparently has derailed the competitive swimming career of three-time Olympic champion Michelle Smith.
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June 18, 1998 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Staciana Stitts' swimming career couldn't look better. As one of the nation's top breaststrokers, Stitts, 16, who just finished her junior year at Carlsbad High, recently qualified for the U.S. Goodwill Games team. She performed well at Senior Nationals in April, and her six-day training schedule with her club, the Irvine Novaquatics, has given her the confidence she says she needs in preparation for the 2000 U.S. Olympic team.
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