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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 10:00 pm

Accomplishment: A 40-year-old record recently crumbled last weekend fell to the swimming skills of Natalie Bowman, a member of the Lodi City Swim Club. Bowman, 12, swimming in the Terrapin Meet in Concord, swam the 1,560 freestyle in 18 minutes, 50.71 seconds to break Cindy Enze Griffin's time of 18:53 set in 1968. Bowman, a seventh-grader at Pilgrim West Academy who has made breaking and setting records a hobby of hers over the years with Lodi, also set record for the fastest mark in the 500 free at the meet. Her time of 5:26.60 came in more than two seconds faster than Lori Scheideman's 5:28.52 set last year.

Natalie Bowman

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  • posted at 4:08 am on Wed, Nov 26, 2008.


    very proud of you Natalie! Not only are you an amazing athlete but you are a very kind and gentle sportswoman who one day will be a great example and role model to young athletes! The hard work pays off!!

  • posted at 3:43 am on Tue, Nov 25, 2008.


    Wow! Anytime a record of Cindy (The Legend) Enze Griffin is broken, that's big news. Keep up the great work and continue to "chase the walls"!

  • posted at 1:41 am on Tue, Nov 25, 2008.


    Natalie: you have become an excellent swimmer due to your dedication and focus. Your maturity is beyond your years on God's good earth. It has been a pleasure to watch you swim and mature. See you at the pool!



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