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Seahawks swimmer sets record time at 2015 Phillips 66 championships

Swim catapultes Maxime Rooney to 25th in world, No. 3 in U.S.

Pleasanton Seahawks swimmer Maxime Rooney blew away the field in the 200-meter freestyle with a new junior world-record time of 1:47.10 at the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

The swim catapulted Rooney to 25th in the world and No. 3 in the nation, in addition to earning him a spot on the 2015 FINA World Junior Championship team, which competes in Singapore at the end of this month. He also made the junior national team and the national team.

Rooney had other notable swims at the national championships, held Aug. 6-10.

He posted a 10th-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 49.36 -- shaving 1.08 seconds off his best. He also finished the 200-meter butterfly in 20th place after being seeded 41st at the onset.

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