Santa Margarita’s Grant Shoults received a humorous congratulatory message on Twitter after the Foothill Swim Games from a legendary Orange County swimmer.
Tustin graduate Michael Cavic, who famously almost beat Michael Phelps at the 2008 Olympics if not for a touch at the wall, noticed a mention on Twitter that the Stanford-bound Shoults broke his 2001 meet record in the 100-yard butterfly by about three-quarters of a second.
“Congrats, @grantshoults!” Cavic wrote on Twitter over the weekend. “Stanford, though? Been a while since a Cardinal did anything mentionable in swimming.”
Cavic attended Cal, Stanford’s heated rival. In 2008, the ex-O.C. Register swimmer of the year raced for Serbia when he lost to Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly final by one one-hundredth of a second in a controversial finish.
Cavic ended his post on Twitter to Shoults with a wink symbol. You can follow Cavic at @milorad_cavic. The former Irvine Novaquatics star still holds O.C. records in the 50 free (19.69 seconds) and 100 butterfly (47.13) from 2002.Read the rest of this entry »