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Dana Vollmer after setting a record in the 100-meter butterfly in the Olympic preliminaries on Saturday.

July 28, 2012                8:46 AM

Some swimmers like to pace themselves in the 100-meter sprints by racing only fast enough in the heats to safely qualify for the top 16 and holding a little back in the semifinals so they only have one all-out effort, in the final. Not Dana Vollmer, who proved as much by lowering her American record in the 100-meter butterfly in the Olympic preliminaries on Saturday.

Vollmer shaved 17-hundredths of a second off her record with a clocking of 56.25 to lead all qualifiers at the London Aquatics Centre. Her time also bettered the Olympic record of 56.61, set in 2000 by Inge de Bruijn. Vollmer’s nearest challenger, Lu Ying of China, finished in 57.17. The other American in the event, Claire Donahue, was seventh in 58.06.

The world record is a 56.06, set in 2009 in a polyurethane suit by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, who hasn’t come within a half-second of the record since the buoyant suits were banned in 2009. Sjostrom qualified fourth in 57.45.

Vollmer’s goal is to become the first woman to break the 56-second barrier. Might she achieve that as soon as Saturday night’s semifinals? “Hopefully,” Vollmer said, adding, “I did feel like I was kind of pacing myself and building up to get faster.”

The record that Vollmer broke on Saturday morning, she set in the semifinals at the U.S. trials. She realizes her strategy of not holding back in prelims or the semifinals is not for everyone. “I think some people need prelims to get going and semis to fine tune and then by finals they’re ready to go,” she said. “I like swimming fast in prelims and then fine-tuning instead of holding back.”

from:  http://london2012.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/28/vollmer-sets-olympic-record-in-butterfly/

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Dana Vollmer was born on November 13th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Vollmer

November 13th, 1987

November 13th

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