the17thman: Umm...excuse me. But there's a rat in my swim lane...: "Heat nine was over and as we were approaching the blocks with our counters on the other end all ready to count the official told us to step back. Then he called for the lifeguard. My coach came over to let us know that a rat was swimming. Swimming in my lane. What? Yes, seems like the rats in Long Beach joined up with the Grunions to swim the 1500 SCM. After a few attempts of fishing the rat out a brave soul dove into the pool and fished out the rat with a kickboard. The race was back on."We swam here the day before this master meet.