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The 3rd World Scholar-Athlete Games (WSAG), was held on the campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island on June 22- July 1, 2001. Finswimming competition was included in the Games, as a direct result of their inclusion and popularity at the 1st United States Scholar-Athlete Games held in 1999. 3 events were held for both male and female competitors at URI's Tootell Aquatic Center, (50 yard Apnea. 50 yard Surface, 100 yard Surface). In addition, a finswimming clinic was held for other competitors at the Games on "New Activities Day." Approximately 50 new "finswimmers" were introduced to the sport during the clinic. There were also over 80 swimmers competiting in the Games from 29 countries. A total of 6 WSAG records were set, along with 5 Tootell Aquatic Center records. Below are results, photos, and a commentary on the Games.


Women's 50 yard Apnea (Breathholding) Monofin
WSAG Record: Kristine Kelly-USA     :21.53   6/30/01
IIS Record: Kristine Kelly-USA      :21.53   6/30/01
Pool Record: Kristine Kelly-USA     :21.53   6/30/01

1. Kristine Kelly            USA (Texas)        :21.53
2. Tiffany Davis             USA (Texas)        :24.20
3. Alyson Grench             USA (Arizona)        NTR

Men's 50 yard Apnea (Breathholding) Monofin
WSAG Record: Michael Parsons-USA    :20.70   6/30/01
ISS Record: Michael Parsons-USA     :20.70   6/30/01
Pool Record: Michael Parsons-USA    :20.70   6/30/01

1. Michael Parsons           USA (Texas)        :20.70
2. Christopher Mudd          USA (Virginia)     :21.30
3. Brian Cato                USA (Georgia)      :22.07
4. Michael Propst            USA (Flordia)      :25.94
   Justin Green              USA (Ohio)           DQ
   Geoffrey Powers           USA (Flordia)        DQ
   Albert Perez              USA (Texas)          DQ

Women's 50 yard Surface Monofin
WSAG record: Kristine Kelly-USA   :22.80   6/27/01
IIS Record: Kristine Kelly-USA    :22.80   6/27/01
Pool Record: Kristine Kelly-USA   :22.80   6/27/01
 
1. Kristine Kelly            USA (Texas)         :22.80
2. Tiffany Davis             USA (Texas)         :25.71
3. Brenna Pease              USA (Pennsylvania)  :27.17
4. Tanya Dorflinger          USA (Texas)         :27.31
5. Stephanie Kimmey          USA (California)    :27.32
6. Kathryn Sexton            USA (Texas)         :29.32

Men's  50 yard Surface Monofin

WSAG Record: Christopher Mudd-USA   :20.82   6/27/01
IIS Record: Christopher Mudd-USA    :20.82   6/27/01 
Pool Record: Christopher Mudd-USA   :20.82   6/27/01

1. Christopher Mudd          USA (Virigina)       :20.82
2. Michael Parsons           USA (Texas)          :21.41	
3. Justin Green              USA (Ohio)           :23.39
4. Brian Amundson            USA (Minnesota)      :25.60
6. Erik Dondero              USA (Florida)        :25.64
7. Michael Propst            USA (Florida)        :26.40
8. Albert Perez              USA (Texas)          :26.52
9. Geoffrey Powers           USA (Florida)        :29.43


Women's 100 yard Surface Monofin
WSAG record: Kristine Kelly-USA     :50.90   6/28/01
IIS Record: Kristine Kelly-USA      :50.90   6/28/01
Pool Record: Kristine Kelly-USA     :50.90   6/28/01

1. Kristine Kelly            USA (Texas)          :50.90
2. Tiffany Davis             USA (Texas)          :59.95
3. Tanya Dorflinger          USA (Texas)         1:00.51
4. Stephanie Kimmey          USA (California)    1:03.15
5. Amanda Robar              USA (Texas)         1:08.29
6. Kathryn Sexton            USA (Texas)         1:11.65


Men's 100 yard Surface Monofin
WSAG Record: Christopher Mudd-USA   :47.38   6/28/01
IIS Record: Dylan Jones-USA         :45.25   7/1/00
Pool Record: Dylan Jones-USA        :45.25   7/1/00

1. Christopher Mudd         USA (Virginia)        :47.38
2. Michael Parsons          USA (Texas)           :51.88