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Meyer to Compete at FINA World Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising senior Alex Meyer of the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team is one of two U.S. swimmers who will compete in the 25k open-water swim at the Federation Internationale De Natation (FINA) World Championships in Rome July 25.

The meet will be held in the Harbor of Ostia on the Mediterranean Sea.

Meyer, who will serve as a co-captain of the Crimson in 2009-10, qualified for the event after placing fifth in the 10k at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in Fort Myers, Fla., June 14.

A native of Ithaca, N.Y., Meyer swam 25th in the 1,650 freestyle at the 2009 NCAA Championships and was an All-Ivy League first-team selection after winning the 1,000 and 1,650 free races last season.

Crimson women's swimmers Alicia Lightbourne and Kelly Robinson will also compete at the World Championships, swimming for The Bahamas and Hong Kong, respectively.

Photo courtesy of DSPics.com.