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This swimmer makes her own waves

Updated: February 12, 2007, 11:00 AM ET
By Joseph Santoliquito | Special to ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Each swim meet, Brielle White finds a place to get situated, puts down her gear and usually sits alone by the side of the pool. She feels the eyes on her each time, the double takes as swimmers walk by. It's what comes with being alone, and often being "the only one." It's what comes with being one of the few elite African-American swimmers in the country.

There are 300,000 competitive swimmers in the United States, according to USA Swimming, the governing body based in ...

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