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Jan. 23, 2002

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – University of Virginia volunteer assistant swimming coach Ed Moses (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) continued his obliteration of the short course world records in the breaststroke events Wednesday (January 23) in a World Cup meet in Stockholm. Moses set his fourth world record in five days when he broke his own world record in the 100-meter breaststroke in the Eriksdalsbadet pool. Moses now owns all three short course world records in the breaststroke (50, 100 and 200) and also holds the long course record in the 50-meter breast.

Moses, a two-time NCAA champion for the Cavaliers, broke his own short course (25-meter pool) 100-meter breaststroke record with a time of 57.47, nearly two-tenths of a second faster than the mark he posted in winning the 100 breast title at the NCAA Championships (57.66). It was his third world record in the two-day World Cup meet in Stockholm. On Tuesday (January 22), Moses broke the short course record in the 50 breast, touching in 26.28 seconds, almost a half of a second faster than the former mark of 26.28 by Mark Warnecke of Germany, set in December 1998. Less than an hour later, Moses broke the 200-meter breaststroke record he set in Paris on January 18 (2:04.37), by more than a second as he touched in 2:03.28.

Moses, who is working on his undergraduate degree at Virginia, won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney as a member of the USA’s world record setting 400 medley relay. He also earned a silver medal in the 100-meter breaststroke.

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