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Aug. 2, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three members of the Ohio State men’s swim team, competing this summer for the Ohio State Swim Club, represented three-fourths of the 400-meter freestyle relay team that finished fourth Tuesday night at the USA Senior National Championships in Irvine, Calif.

Joe Doyle (Jr., Centerburg, Ohio/Centerburg), Matt Voelker (Jr., Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) and Robert Lemyre (Jr., Centerburg, Ohio/Centerburg) swam the first, second and fourth legs of the relay, while Upper Arlington native Nathan Cass swam the third leg as the team finished in three minutes, 27.11 seconds. The time was a club record in long-course meters. Longhorn Aquatics won with a time of 3:24.14, while Minnesota Aquatics (3:25.89) and Club Wolverine (3:26.76) finished second and third, respectively. The club is coached by Ohio State men’s swimming coach Bill Wadley.

The top performers not only will be national champions, but will represent the United States on a global level as part of Team USA headed for one or more of the following meets: 2006 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships, 2007 FINA World Championships, 2007 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool, 2007 World University Games and 2007 Pan American Games.

Buckeye Nate King (Sr., Youngstown, Ohio/Warren Harding) also is competing in the meet, which continues through Saturday at the William Woolett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. Results are available at www.usaswimming.org.