Former, Current UT Swimmers Shine at World Championships



By Steve Lansdale

Former University of Texas swimmer Michael McBroom finished eighth in the 400-meter freestyle final Sunday during the first day of swimming at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

McBroom touched the wall in 3:51.94. The event was won in 3:42.58 by China’s Sun Yang. James Guy, of England, won silver in 3:43.75, while Canada’s Ryan Cochrane finished third, in 3:44.59.

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McBroom is the current U.S. record holder in the 800 meters

Joseph Schooling, who will be a sophomore at UT this fall, finished seventh among qualifiers for the final in the 50-meter butterfly. Swimming on behalf of Singapore, Schooling finished in 23.27 seconds.

A three-time NCAA champion, Schooling won nine gold medals for Singapore in June at the Southeast Asian Games.

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