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Swimming Assistant Coach Helps Philippines To Third Place Finish At Sea Games

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: January 12, 2010
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Jan. 12, 2010

VIENTIANE, Laos - Old Dominion swimming volunteer assistant coach James Walsh helped his native Philippines to a third place finish at the 25th Sea Games held in Laos in December.

Walsh finished in third in the 200 fly logging a time of 2:02.86. In 2007, he had set the Southeast Asian record in the event with a time of 2:00.45, a mark that still stands to this day.

Walsh also competed in the 100 fly, placing fifth with a time of 56.16, and helped his country to a second place finish in the 4x100 medley relay. In the relay, Walsh swam the butterfly leg of the race in a time of 55.15.

The Monarchs' volunteer assistant, who is the Philippine National record holder in both the 100 and 200 fly and as a member of the 4x100 medley relay team, is in his first season with Old Dominion swimming. A former standout for the University of Florida, Walsh qualified for the NCAA Championship meet in 2007 and 2008 in the 100 and 200 butterfly events. He was also a member of the Filipino Olympic swim team in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. In China, he became the first Southeast Asian ever to break the 2-minute barrier in the 200 long course butterfly.

The Old Dominion men's and women's swimming and diving teams return to the pool this Saturday hosting East Carolina at 1 p.m. at the Scrap Chandler Pool in the new Student Recreation Building.


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