Scott Usher to Compete in 2004 FINA Short Course World Championships

Oct. 7, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming senior and United States Olympian Scott Usher will swim the 200-meter breaststroke this Saturday, Oct. 9, at the 2004 FINA Short Course World Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The preliminary heats of the 200-meter breaststroke will take place Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (CST). The finals will be swam that night beginning at 7 p.m. (CST).

Usher earned his spot on the US Team by qualifying for this summer's Olympic games in the 200-meter breaststroke.

He enters the world championships with the fourth fastest time in the field, 2:07.66 which he swam at the 2004 NCAA Championships.

"It's a great opportunity for Scott to get some more international exposure while representing the United States and theUniversity of Wyoming," said UW head coach Tom Johnson.

The championships will run from Oct. 7-11 and will feature some of the biggest names in swimming. US Team members include Michael Phelps, Ian Crocker, Mark Gangloff, Brendan Hansen, Aaron Piersol, Amanda Beard, Natalie Coughlin, Katie Hoff and Jenny Thompson.

The World Championships will be broadcast on ESPN2 on a same day tape delay. Saturday's races will be aired Saturday night from 9:30-12 p.m. (Eastern Time).

*results will be available at www.worldswim2004.com*