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April 2005
Swimming World;Apr2005, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p10
This article presents information on several developments in the world of swimming in the U.S. The Arizona Desert Rats are expecting at least 200 ex-swimmers and coaches on April 9, beginning at 11 a.m. The event will take place on Saturday, April 9 at Joe's Real BBQ Restaurant, 301 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, Arizona. The University of Florida's Ryan Lochte had a monster SEC championship meet, setting American records in the 200 yard backstroke (1:38.29) and 200 IM (1:41.76). The Georgia women's 400 free relay team of Amanda Weir (48.64), Paige Kearns (48.97), Mary DeScenza (48.45) and Kara Lynn Joyce stormed to victory in an AR 3:13.47, breaking the three-year-old standard of 3:13.70 set by Georgia. At the American Short Course Champs in March, six-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps clocked an American record 132.08 in the 200 free. .


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