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One Olympic dream that's come full circle

Updated: June 19, 2008, 5:39 PM ET
By Amy Rosewater | Special to ESPN.com

Forty-four years ago, two California swimmers traveled across the country to Astoria, N.Y., to compete in the Olympic swimming trials, each hoping for a spot on the 1964 U.S. team, which would compete in the Summer Games in Tokyo.

They didn't think much beyond swimming back then. Nor did they think much about each other, other than they wanted to touch the wall before the other one did.

These rivals, Sharon Finneran and Cathy Ferguson, who once trained together in Los Angeles, ...

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