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clyde hedlund
October 19th, 2005, 03:28 PM
Please clue me in, but I just read that a 16 year old swimmer (Katie Hoff) turned pro and will forfeit her college eligibility. Now does that mean she can't compete in future Olympics? Swimming isn't golf, with a lot of money to be won in tournaments, etc. Are there swimming events where you can compete for cash?

Sabretooth Tiger
October 19th, 2005, 03:37 PM
NCAA athletes cannot make money from endorsements. It won't impact Olympic eligibility.

Rob Copeland
October 20th, 2005, 12:33 PM
Clyde,

There are a few “money races”, typically these are open water events. The big money comes from endorsement not races.