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Steve West

Steve West

I just completed the 200 breast my 2nd and last event in Omaha at the 2012 Olympic

I happened to walk by someone talking to his buddy, and he said, “There was this 40 year old guy who went a 1:03.9 yesterday…”  I was seriously just walking by right at that moment and I told him that was me.   It

I ended up heading down to the ready room as late as possible, and reported about 4 minutes before we raced.   I have to say, you could basically hear a pin drop in there, there were a lot of nerves in the ready room.    I

When I first qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 200 Breast at a dual sanctioned Masters and USA Swimming meet a mere 12 months ago, I wasn’t sure if I was going to actually compete at the trials at all.