Cal's Coughlin and Lim Named Swimmers of the Week in

Dec. 6, 2001

BERKELEY, CA - Cal Swimmers Natalie Coughlin and Alex Lim were both selected by a panel of coaches to be the Swimmers of the Week (for the week of Nov. 19-Dec. 1), as named by

Over a five-day span Coughlin, a sophomore from Concord, CA, won nine events and in the process set two world records, two American records and six meet records. At the World Cup in East Meadow, NY, she broke the 100 (57.08) and 200 (2:03.52) short course meters world records. In the 50 fly (25.83), Coughlin broke the US Open record. She then traveled to the Texas Invitational in Austin, TX where Coughlin broke the American record in the 100 back (50.90) and posted times that lead the nation in the 50 free (22.21), 100 free (47.76), 200 free (1:43.77) and 100 fly (51.22)

Lim, a sophomore from Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia, recorded three victories at the Texas Invitational. He captured the 100 fly (47.43, NCAA consideration), the 100 back (47.52, second-best all-time Cal mark and fastest in the nation this season, NCAA automatic time) and the 200 back (1:43.43, NCAA automatic time and fastest in the nation).

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