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Shambaugh: Region swimmer ranks among nation's fastest
Posted: Monday, 10/14/14 
By Jaclyn Shambaugh Community sports writer


Fayetteville swimme r Michael Auderer, a 13-year-old who competes with the Fayetteville Aquatics Swim Team (FAST), is among the top 10 racers in his age group in the country, according to the latest USA Swimming time rankings.
As of last Wednesday, Auderer had the second-fastest time among 13-year-olds in the 200- and 400-yard individual medley, finishing the races in 2:04.26 and 4:26.71, respectively.
Auderer has the fourth-fastest time in the 100 butterfly at 56.31 and the 10th fastest time in the 100 breaststroke, 1:05.28.
Auderer posted each of the times in the Rocky Mount Family YMCA Fall Invitation on Sept. 20-21.
It's still early in the season for the rankings, which USA Swimming updates weekly from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, when the final standings are used to determine to top 10 swimmers per age group for the year in short-course and long-course distances.
FAST coach Oscar Roverato said Auderer has turned a corner this season because of his dedication.
"He's definitely gifted," Roverato says. "But his work ethic is the thing. It's hard to find a 13-year with that kind of work ethic."
Roverato says Auderer has already shaved some of those times, posting a 56.17 in the 100 fly, a 1:04.48 in the 100 breast and a 2:04.08 at dual team meet this weekend