Oct. 6, 2004
Bulldog swimmer Kieran Locke will be competing in the 2004 FINA World Swimming Championships from Thursday through Monday this weekend. After narrowly failing to qualify for the Athens Olympics, the Yale junior will join three other athletes in representing the US Virgin Islands when the United States hosts the World Championships for the first time at the Canseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.
Locke will compete in the 50, 100, and 200 meter freestyle as well as the 50 and 200 meter backstroke. Locke has competed in multiple international competitions for the USVI since the age of 12, including the 2003 Pan American Games, where he placed sixth in the 400 meter freestyle relay with former Yale captain George Gleason '01 and younger brother and current Eli freshman Morgan Locke. Gleason swam in the 2003 FINA World Swimming Championships in Moscow, where 599 athletes competed and seven world records were broken. ESPN2 will have same-day television coverage from Indianapolis Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with live coverage on Monday.