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101-year-old swimmer still diving into life

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Viola Cady Krahn is still diving these days, although not competitively. Then again, she's 101.

"Nowadays I just go out to the end of the board and push in," she told the Los Angeles Times recently.

Krahn will be inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in January 2004.

The hall recently added a master's category to honor those who've won world, national or regional championships and have competed for at least 16 years.

Krahn has done it for about 80. In the early 1920s, she won several junior national diving championships. As recently as last year she entered diving competitions, although she was the only one in her age group.

In August, she donned a bathing suit and dived into a pool for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."