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Q&A with teen phenom Lia Neal

Updated: March 11, 2009, 11:39 AM ET
By Amy Rosewater | Special to ESPN.com

Lia Neal's path in the pool intersected with that of Dara Torres at the Olympic trials last June. Both competed in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle events in Omaha, Neb.

The big difference: Torres was 41. Neal was 13.

Torres wound up making her fifth appearance in an Olympics, while Neal's sole goal was just to swim at the trials. But if Torres is the epitome of swimming's past and recent present, Neal, who turned 14 on Feb. 13, is a sign of great things to come in ...

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