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Swimming Trials

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.

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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.

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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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Greg Hansen: Busch goes from 'back there' to forefront

Greg Hansen: Busch goes from 'back there' to forefront

I began this odyssey to the U.S. Olympic swimming trials 12 years ago, in Indianapolis, continued to Long Beach in 2004 and moved on to steamy downtown Omaha in 2008 and again this year.

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Olympic swimming trials: Tucson pack of 56 feels tension

OMAHA, Neb. — The odds of making the U.S. Olympic swimming team are somewhere between distant and remote. Of the 1,849 swimmers here this week, about 46 will be in London for the 2012 Olympics. Maybe as few as 42.

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