Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/8/14
Lance Armstrong is looking to make a splash with a return to competition. The disgraced cyclist is signed up to swim three events this weekend at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas. Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said Wednesday that Armstrong, 41, will compete in the 40-44 age group in the 500-, 1,000- and the 1,650-yard freestyle. U.S. Masters Swimming is not covered under the same drug testing rules of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which banned Armstrong for life from its sanctioned events for his performance-enhancing drug use during his cycling career. "Our mission, dating back to the 60s, is we encourage adults to swim," said Rob Butcher, executive director of masters swimming. "Lance is a member of USMS so he is eligible to swim." U.S. Masters Swimming does not require drug test. The organization has debated in the past whether to start and whether Armstrong or other athletes who have been caught doping should be allowed to co...
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