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Two-time Olympian becomes first woman to lead U.S. national swim team

U.S. Swimming Olympic Team Trials

LONG BEACH, CA - JULY 9: Lindsey Benko looks up after winning her semifinal heat of the Womens 200 meter freestyle in a time of 1:59.36 during the US Swimming Olympic Team Trials on July 9, 2004 at the Charter All Digital Aquatic Center in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Two-time Olympian Lindsay Mintenko has been picked to lead the U.S. national swimming team. She is the first woman to hold the title.

USA Swimming made the announcement Wednesday.

Mintenko replaces Frank Busch, who retired Oct. 1 as managing director. She has been a member of the national team staff since 2006.

During her swimming career, Mintenko won gold medals as a U.S. team captain at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics 800m freestyle relay and added a silver in 2004 on the 400m freestyle relay.

USA Swimming also announced an organizational restructuring that will place all technical divisions, including the national team, under the oversight of chief operating officer Mike Unger.

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