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Clark Burckle

2 swimmers with So. Arizona ties qualify for next Olympic rounds

In overnight Olympic action, two athletes with Southern Arizona ties have advanced to the next round of their swimming events.

July 31, 2012 8:34 amLoading…
Touching just in time

Touching just in time

Clark Burckle, fourth swimmer from left, nears the wall en route to finishing second in the 200 breast stroke. "I was so nervous" before the race, he said.

June 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Touching just in time

Touching just in time

Former UA standout Clark Burckle, left, and Scott Weltz enjoy the medal ceremony after earning spots on the Olympic team.

June 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Touching just in time

Touching just in time

OMAHA, Neb. - Clark Burckle's Road to London began when he was 6, a kid swimmer in Louisville who was so into the sport that he would watch old tapes of old Olympic swimmers, memorize their times, mannerisms and warm-up routines.

June 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Swimming: Career of ex-Cat Adam Ritter likely will end today

Swimming: Career of ex-Cat Adam Ritter likely will end today

OMAHA, Neb. - When Arizona's Adam Ritter won the 2007 NCAA championship in the 200 IM, he was the third-fastest swimmer in the history of that event, blowing the doors off, among others, future Olympian Matt Grevers, then a Northwestern swimmer.

June 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Career of ex-Cat Ritter likely will end today

Career of ex-Cat Ritter likely will end today

Former Arizona Wildcat Clark Burckle swims in the semifinals of the 200 breast stroke. He qualified first for tonight's finals.

June 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Olympic trials: Tucsonan one step closer to making team

OMAHA, Neb. — Sahuaro High School graduate Caitlin Leverenz is one step closer to making the U.S. Olympic swim team.

June 25, 2012 1:06 pmLoading…

Hansen: Wildcats loaded with big name swimming talent, but they'll still have their work cut out for them

Without a jersey number to identify them, most of America’s goggle-wearing, Olympic-hopeful swimmers step from the water to become as anonymous as a Sunday School organist.

May 17, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…

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