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March 17, 2009 | 10:18 am

Swim Uh, about that swimming world record yesterday in Sydney ...

Apparently, Therese Alshammar of Sweden didn't get the memo about the ban on wearing multiple swimsuits. FINA's new regulations were passed over the weekend and received world-wide publicity.

(We all know Australia is really really far away but when we last looked, the Internet did reach Down Under)

Alshammar wore two swimsuits and broke the world record in the 50-meter butterfly at the Australian championships, and officials disqualified her a few hours later. She said she was unaware of the new regulations and told Nicole Jeffrey of the Australian newspaper: "I'm still happy with the swim -- it's just a technicality in my eyes."

-- Lisa Dillman

Photo: Therese Alshammar's offending swimwear can be seen on her back following her race in the 50-meter butterfly at the Australian championships. Credit: EPA