Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, has been officially listed as a member of the Masters Swimming in the USA.
Armstrong made his mark in the swimming community last month when he competed in the Longhorn Aquatics Classic on the New Years. Where he got the twenty-first place in the 500-yard freestyle distance with a time of 5: 08.11.
The 40-year-old athlete would have occupied ninth place in the ranking of that country, since it is the time achieved by swimmers in the 40 to 44-year-old category.
Armstrong recently posted on his Twitter that the 2012 Spring American Masters was "on his calendar." This test will be held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina on April 26-29.
From the World of Swimming they have confirmed that Armstrong is already a registered member of the organization, so they give credibility to the probability that Armstrong will compete in this competition. In fact, the organization is excited to have a personality of this caliber.
"Lance is an inspiration for his athletic accomplishments and a true hero for his commitment to fighting cancer," said US Masters Swimming's Executive Director Rob Butcher.