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They Just Keep on Winning Those Titles in Gator Swimming

By on August 3rd, 2011

Eight Florida swimmers swam in Tuesday night’s finals at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, including Gator Elizabeth Beisel (North Kingstown, R.I.), who clocked a personal-best 2:10.75 in the women’s 200-meter individual medley to claim the 2011 National Title. The sophomore took the lead in the final split, with a time that puts her seventh in the world this year.

Beisel, who captured the World Championship in the 400 IM 48 hours prior, swam in a field that featured five U.S. National Team members, including fellow Gator Teresa Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa.). Crippen touched in 2:14 flat to finish sixth overall.

Minutes later, Beisel took to the pool again for the 400-meter free, putting together a 4:09.25 to take home a bronze medal. Jamie Bohunicky (Gainesville, Fla.) also swam the event, finishing first in the C-final and 21st out of all competitors with a time of 4:14.14.

Seven-time All-American, Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.), grabbed a silver medal in the 400 IM after he finished the race in 4:15.97. Fellow Gator Connor Signorin (East Windsor, N.J.) finished 12th overall in 4:20.90, a new personal record.

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