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Tim Phillips Takes Silver in Butterfly at U.S. Open Swim Finals

Tim Phillips has had his share of success in the pool, on local, national, and international level.

Thursday night the former Parkersburg High School star was competing for a national title at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships in California

Tim was the number qualifier in the preliminaries, but he would finish with a silver medal performance in the finals of the 100 meter butterfly

Tim finished second to NCAA butterfly champion Tom Shields. Shields winning time came to 51.65 seconds That was just a 13 hundreds of a second faster than Phillips' time

Tim has 2 silver medal performances so far in the U.S. Open, and and he'll be swimming the butterfly again Friday as part of a relay competition.


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