Open water draws swimmer out of retirement

Monday, February 18, 2008 | 10:18 p.m. CST; updated 11:15 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — When Micha Burden retired from swimming after graduatingfrom the University of California-Berkeley in 2004, she thought her swimming career was over for good. She started going to nursing school and had no plans to get back in the water.