Soldiers compete for individual swimming honors
The first heat of the Women's Division of the 2009 Warrior Country Individual Swimming Championship begins at the sound of the starting gun June 13 in the Hanson Field House outdoor pool. Jessica Boudreaux placed 1 with a time of 45:94. Additional photos from this event are available online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea.

CASEY GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Winning an Individual Swimming Championship in Warrior Country seems like something for which one would train hard. For Jason Kim, winning 1 in 2 of the fastest categories and winning 1 with a team in a relay race came second nature. He placed 1 in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 26:31, 1 in the 10-meter freestyle with a time of 1:08:41 and 2 in the 10-meter backstroke with a time of 1:21:06.

I really didn't train for the competition. I was a member of the swimming team in college, but haven't been in the pool in more than a year, Kim said.

Kim was not the only Soldier to place high in more than one event. Cody Jones placed 1 in the 200- meter freestyle with a time of 2:39:45, 1 in the Men's Open 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:27:41, 3 in the Men's Open 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1:37:19, 1 in the Men's Division 200 meter medley relay as part of the 4 man team of Michael Gonzalez, Jason Sorell, and Eric Corbett with a time of 2:45:60, 2 in the Men's Division 200-meter freestyle relay of the same team with a time of 2:20:46.

Anthony Esposito placed 2 in the Men's Open 50-meter freestyle with a time of 28:03, 1 in the Men's Open10-meter backstroke with a time of 1:21:00, 2 in the Men's Division 200-meter medley relay as part of a 4 man team with Patrick Walsh, Eric Dieter, and Daniel English with a time of 2:48:47, 1 in the Men's Division 20- meter freestyle relay with the same team clocking 2:13:81.
Soldiers compete for individual swimming honors

Patrick Walsh placed 1 in 4 categories of the Men's Senior bracket. He placed 1 in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 32:26, 1 in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:52:56, 1 in the 20- meter individual medley with a time of 4:11:25, 1 as part of the team Daniel English, Eric Dieter and Anthony Esposito as mentioned before.

Ambur Pittman placed 1 in 2 of the Women's events, the 10- meter freestyle with a time of 2:00:44, the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 2:10:78, and 2 in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 48:69.

"These results are made more remarkable considering we had a field of more than 100 competitors," said James Williams, USAG-Casey sports specialist.

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