Scholz To Open Paralympic Schedule On Tuesday

Sept. 3, 2008

BALTIMORE - Loyola College sophomore swimmer Phil Scholz will begin a five-event program at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, September 9.

Scholz, who set numerous American Records and is ranked in the top-10 worldwide in the S11 category of several events, will compete in the same pool that Michael Phelps and others set numerous world records in at the 2008 Olympics.

His first event, the 100-meter butterfly, begins on Tuesday, September 9, with trials in the morning (Beijing time).

Scholz will then compete in the 400-meter freestyle on Thursday, September 11, and the 100-meter freestyle on Friday, September 12.

He will finish his Paralympics competition in the 100-meter backstroke on Saturday, September 13, and the 50-meter freestyle on Sunday, September 14.

At the U.S. Paralympic Trials in April, Scholz won gold in four events, the 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and 1,500-meter freestyle.

During his Paralympic career, Scholz has set 14 American, and one Pan-American, Records.

Scholz's fans will be able to watch his competitions at the Paralympic games on a daily basis with live and delayed highlight shows on and