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Lance Armstrong to compete in Masters Swim Meet

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Lance Armstrong is back in the competitive racing world, only this time it's in the water.

Armstrong will swim in a U.S. Masters meet this weekend at the UT campus. The league is for adults 18 and over.

He is on the roster as belonging to the Western Hills Athletic Club team based in Rollingwood.

Those competing against him say he's signed up for the 1650 freestyle and the men's 500 freestyle.

The U.S. Masters Swim League does not require drug testing. It does not adhere to USADA or Olympic restrictions; therefore Armstrong is eligible to compete.

"We're here to encourage adults to swim. And say if we did have a drug testing policy and this has been debated several times before whether we should or shouldn't. What do you do about the 40 or 50 year old that's on a prescription because their doctor says they need to have it or the 70 year old who needs to have it for cancer treatments," said Executive Director Rob Butcher.

Armstrong had been pursuing a post-cycling career in triathlons before he was banned by USADA for performance-enhancing drug use.

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