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July 31, 2008

Giving the kids a run for their money

We have identified twenty-eight current and previous Masters swimmers who have qualified to compete for a spot on the 2008 US Olympic Swim Team. The Olympic Trials will be held from Sunday, June 29th through Sunday, July 6th. Congratulations to each of these swimmers for their excellence and determination!

The Trials will be shown on TV daily, June 29-July 6 from 8-9pm EDT (view the schedule of events). Friday through Sunday coverage is on NBC and Monday through Thursday coverage can be seen on USA. Check your local listings for the show times in your area. You can check on the progress of your favorite swimmers and Masters competitors via Omega Timing’s meet results and live timing features.

As part of its support for the USA Swimming Olympic Trials (press release), USMS will be a Presenting Sponsor of the 100-meter men’s backstroke, and be the Presenting Sponsor of three time Olympic Gold Medalist and NBC Olympic Games commentator Rowdy Gaines' July 4th 1PM appearance in the AquaZone. USMS will have signage in the AquaZone and encourages all USMS members in attendance to come to the AquaZone and serve as goodwill ambassadors during Rowdy’s appearance.  Additionally, USMS will be gathering video and audio testimonials from past Olympians and coaches for future promotional use, and the current “Why Join USMS” promotional video will air intermittently during the Trials.

For those attending the Trials, the USA Swimming Foundation is offering an organized “behind the scenes” tour to Masters Swimmers (details to be sent to those attending). The Nebraska LMSC has reserved pool time from 6-7AM Saturday June 30th through July 5th at the Brownell-Talbot School (400 N. Happy Hollow Blvd, Omaha, NE 68132).  There is no cost to USMS members to swim during this time. Space is limited and only registered USMS members will be able to participate. Rowdy Gaines and Melvin Stewart will participate in these practices as their schedules allow. For more information, contact Erin Sullivan by email or by phone at 402-238-6920.

Masters Trials Qualifiers: 


Micha Burden, 27, GWSC – 200 free
Laura Davis, 24, 100 fly, 200 IM
Erika Erndl, 30, CCYA – 100 free, 200 free, 100 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM
Noriko Inada, 29, ARIZ – 100 back
Rachel Komisarz, 31, CHMS/SKY – 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly
Dara Torres, 41, GOLD – 50 free, 100 free
Susan von der Lippe, 42, CMS – 100 breast, 100 fly
Allison Wagner, 30, USF – 50 free, 100 free.


Ethan Bassett, 27, CUBU, – 200 breast
Robert Bogart, 29, CMS – 50 free
Nick Brunelli, 26, MINN – 50 free, 100 free, 100 breast
Glenn Counts, 30, USF – 50 free
Jeff Dash, 27, ARIZ – 100 free
Troy Davidson, 27, PNA – 50 free
Josh Davis, 35, MOST – 50 free
Kevin Doak, 27, MICH – 100 back
Daniel Farnham, 24, SKY – 50 free, 100 free
Gary Hall, Jr., 33, RACE – 50 free
Chris Horner, 29, WCM – 50 free
Brian Jacobson, 34, MINN – 50 free
Kohei Kawamoto, 28, ARIZ – 100 fly
William Liscinsky, 26, CUBU – 200 IM
Robert Margalis, 26, SPM, 200 free, 200 IM, 400 IM
Gary Marshall, 26, TOC – 100 breast
Vlad Pyshnenko, 38, TYR – 200 free
Erik Scalise, 30, SNM – 200 IM
Atiba Wade, 30, ORLM – 100 free, 100 breast
Mark Warkentin, 28, SBM – 400 free

Go Masters! Swim fast! Go USA!


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