Razorbacks at FINA World Championships

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas swimmers Yi-Ting Siow, Erica Totten and Lynette Ng will compete at the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, July 26-August 2, it was announced.

Siow, who holds Razorback records in the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley will compete for her home country of Malaysia at the FINA Championships in the 100 and 200 breast events and the 200 IM. A Malaysian record holder in the 50-, 100- and 200- breast events and the 200 IM, Siow competed previously for Malaysia in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

Teammate Totten, competing for the Republic of the Philippines, will swim in the 200-, 400- and 800 free events and the 200 fly. Totten is the Filipino record holder in both the 400 and 800 free and 200 and 400 IM events.

The Arkansas record holder in the 100 backstroke, Ng will swim the 100 back for the Singapore National Team.

The FINA Championships, which include such disciplines as swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and synchronized swimming are held every two years. Rome previously hosted the seventh FINA World Championships in 1994.

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