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UMBC SWIMMERS ADDADI AND CANEPA BREAK NATIVE COUNTRY RECORDS
Baltimore, MD-UMBC swimmers Mehdi Addadi and Carlos Canepa shattered records in their home countries recently. Addadi, a native of Algeria, swam the 100 Butterfly in 55.9 seconds while Canepa, a native of Peru, turned in a time of 2:06.58 in the 200 Backstroke.Addadi's international prowess is nothing new for the Retrievers' senior captain. He swam the 100 Backstroke for Algeria in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He also holds the UMBC record in that event, along with the 100 Butterfly and the 200 Backstroke.Canepa is a rising sophomore who had a strong freshman campaign in both the backstroke and middle distance freestyle events.These two swimmers, along with the rest of the team, will make their 2001 debut on November 3 against Navy at 4 p.m.