Photo Vault: Two Great Wins Two Great Celebrations

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Missy Franklin (middle) led the Cal Bears to a 1-2-3 finish in the women’s 100 backstroke with her time of 59.38. Rachel Boostma (left) and Liz Pelton (right) were second and third at 1:00.71 and 1:00.76. That should give Pelton a spot on the Pan Pacs roster. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Rachel Bootsma and Elizabeth Pelton celebrating a 1-2-3 Cal finish in the 100m backstroke giving Liz Pelton a spot on the Pan Pac roster. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning / TheSwimPictures.com)

 

 

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Cody Miller had the swim of a lifetime to win the men’s 100 breaststroke, out-touching last year’s World Championship team members Nic Fink and Kevin Cordes. Miller broke a minute for the first time, winning with a time of 59.91. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning / TheSwimPictures.com)

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Cody Miller seen here smashing the water after beating defending national champion Kevin Cordes en route to gold in the 100m breaststroke. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning / TheSwimPictures.com)

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Cody Miller was a lifetime best of 59.91 in the 100m breaststroke to bring home his first national title. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning / The Swim Pictures.com)

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Lane Four

Too many people tend to “judge” when someone shows pure joy because of a victory or personal best. Cody had every reason to celebrate – he just became a United States national champion AND he FINALLY broke the minute barrier. Personally, his reaction made me so happy (for him) I had the biggest smile on my face and felt genuine happiness FOR him.
And with the Cal ladies, I was ready to jump onto the podium with them and do the Happy Dance! It was great!

ERVINFORTHEWIN

totally agree ! there is nothing that can stop a swimmer to celebrate a victory , especially if they feel they totally deserve to win after so much perseverence in training . Well done guys

Steve Nolan

I’m all about big celebrations – as long as they don’t go Full Cielo. That’s the line.

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Mitch Bowmile

Mitch Bowmile is a former Canadian age group swimmer who was forced to end his career early due to a labrum tear in his hip and a torn rotator cuff after being recognized as one of the top 50 breaststrokers his age in Canada. He competed successfully at both age …

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