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--- Masters News Stories ---

David Guthrie

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 22. THE International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is proud to announce its class of inductees for 2014. The group of seven outstanding individuals will be inducted at the annual ceremony to be held Friday evening, September 19th, at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida, in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports Convention. The presti

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Darian Townsend

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, July 15. THREE backstroke Masters world records and a 100 free mark fell at the hands of two Olympians last weekend at the Heatstroker Masters long course meet in Scottsdale.

Two of the backstroke records were broken by Darian Townsend, who is not normally known for his backstroke prowess. As a semifinalist in the 200 IM at the 2008 Olympics and former short course met

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Arkady Vyatchanin

MONTREAL, Canada, July 14. THE FINA Masters world championships set for early August in Montreal will easily top all previous editions in terms of star power, with the presence of Olympic medalist Arkady Vyatchanin on the psych sheets.

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UCLA Masters relay record July 2014

MISSION VIEJO, California, July 7. WITH the help of Olympians Erika Stebbins and Matt Biondi, two long course relay Masters world records fell on Sunday at the Patrick Moore Memorial Relay Meet.

Stebbins (44), Christie Ciraulo (61), Veronia Hibben (58) and Laurie Dodd (42) combined for a 9:37.01 to break the world record of 10:00.03 swum by Arizona Masters last year in the women's 200

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Russia Flag

MOSCOW, Russia, July 5. TODAY at the famed Olympic pool in Moscow, Olympic medalist Vladimir Predkin dipped under 24 seconds in the long course 50 freestyle to break the Masters world record in the 45-49 age group.

Predkin, who turned 45 on May 31, posted a 23.98 in the 50 free, beating out the world record of 24.26 swum by American Brent Barnes. Barnes' swim was approaching its 10-ye

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Omaha Trials

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 3. IN an unprecedented move, The Woodlands Swim Team has stated an intention to purchase the competition pool that will be used at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials by putting down a deposit for the temporary tank designed by Myrtha Pools.

The undisclosed deposit does not give TWST the pool outright, but does buy the team time to raise the remainder of the $1.5 millio

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Alberto Montini

RICCIONE, Italy, June 30. ALBERTO Montini was the highlight of the Italian Masters long course championships last week, nearly taking down his world record in the 200 breaststroke.

Montini, 46, posted a 2:24.63 in the 200 breast, just missing out on his world mark in the 45-49 age group of 2:24.39 from May 2013. Montini was less than a second ahead of his record pace at 100 meters but fell

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Chris Clarke

CARMEL, Indiana, June 24. MASTERS swimmer Chris Clarke was a fixture on the pool and open water racing scene in Indiana, and on Sunday he was competing in the Indy Open Water Challenge in Indianapolis for a chance to add another win to an impressive list of accomplishments.

Clarke, 45, was pulled from the two-mile race at Eagle Creek Reservoir by medical personnel when officials noticed hi

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Sarasota Y Masters world record mixed relay

SARASOTA, Florida, June 19. JACK Groselle is having an amazing year in the pool, already setting five Masters world records in short course meters and long course meters meets. The 60-year-old is definitely not slowing down, taking down two more long course records and helping with two relay records last weekend under sunny skies in Florida.

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Robert Matysek

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Maryland, June 9. ONE of the most popular open water events in the United States was dealt a major blow Sunday with the announcement of the death of competitor Robert Matysek.

According to a report by local TV station WBAL-TV, Matysek, 58, went into cardiac arrest about one mile into the 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Rescue crews pulled him from the water and tra

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 2. DAVID Radcliff and Willard Lamb provided some sparks at last weekend's Sizzling Summer Masters long course meet in Oregon, setting four world records.

Radcliff set his three records in one race. Competing in the 1500 freestyle, Radcliff split a 5:53.32 at the 400-meter mark, breaking the world record in the 80-84 age group that had stood at 6:10.13 by Graham

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Hubie Kerns

WINDSOR, Ontario, May 27. THE Canadian short course Masters national championships recently featured a horde of American swimmers grabbing multiple wins across many age groups. Three of those Americans took down seven Masters world records over the four-day meet from May 16-19.

LINK TO FULL RESULTS

Jack Groselle an

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Qwest Center

SARASOTA, Florida, May 15. IN an interview conducted today for Friday's episode of The Morning Swim Show, U.S. Masters Swimming executive director Rob Butcher said the organization will not be able to host the 2016 long course nationals in the Qwest Center immediately after the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

The Qwest Center ... can rent their facility for more dollars than we can pay,

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U.S. Masters Swimming

SARASOTA, Florida, May 6. THOUGH April's Adult Learn-To-Swim month is over, U.S. Masters Swimming is continuing its work to get more people in the water with a 24-hour fundraising drive to help pay for at least 1,000 swimming lessons across the country.

Announced today via its Streamlines newsletter, USMS' Swimming Saves Lives Foundation is offering the 2014 Giving Challenge, ent

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Nathan Adrian

SANTA CLARA, California, May 5. SWIMMING World followed up with U.S. Masters Swimming as well as an industry professional concerning the false reporting of Nathan Adrian's 100-yard free American record at Masters Nationals.

USMS initially explained in a statement yesterday that the meet had be

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Fritz Bedford

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vermont, May 4. WHILE the USMS record book was getting re-written last weekend in Santa Clara, Fritz Bedford was busy writing his own code on the East Coast. At the 4th Annual UVAC Spring-in-Vermont Masters Mini Meet, the 50-year-old Bedford took down the USMS national record in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 24.57. This eclipsed the previous record of 24.75 set

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Noriko Inada

SANTA CLARA, California, May 4. NORIKO Inada had herself a strong day during the final session at the U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course Nationals held in Santa Clara, Calif.

Inada, 35, obliterated the women's 35-39 100-yard backstroke record with a 54.83. That far surpassed the 56.14 set by Sheri Hart back in 2010. Inada doubled up in the 50-yard fly with a 25.50 to beat the 25.54

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2013winterKNOXVILLE, TN - December 5, 2013 - Nathan Adrian smiles after winning gold in the 50 Yard Freestyle during the USA Swimming AT&T Winter National Championships at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee

SANTA CLARA, California, May 4. U.S. Masters Swimming released a statement this afternoon stating that it had inaccurately reported Nathan Adrian's 100-yard free time from yesterday, wanting to make sure the record was accurate.

Adrian officially posted a 41.13, not an American-record tying 41.08 as was previously noted.

Yesterday we reported that Nathan Adrian tied his own Amer

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Nathan Adrian

SANTA CLARA, California, May 3. THANKS to U.S. Masters Swimming streaming the USMS Short Course Masters Nationals this weekend, we have footage of Nathan Adrian's sensational American record-tying swim today.

Adrian clocked a 41.08 to match his 2009 national record while competing in the 100-yard free this afternoon in Santa Clara.

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Nathan Adrian

SANTA CLARA, California, May 3. CALIFORNIA's Nathan Adrian certainly knows how to bring the star power to an event. After clocking a special time in the 50-yard free yesterday, Adrian returned to tie his fastest 100-yard free time ever, which happens to be the American record.

Swimming in the men's 25-29 age division, Adrian surged to a 41.08 in the 100-yard free today in Santa

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Nathan Adrian

SANTA CLARA, California, May 3. CALIFORNIA's Nathan Adrian blitzed the men's 100-yard free today at the U.S. Masters Nationals and tied his American record in the process.

Swimming in the men's 25-29 age division, Adrian surged to a 41.08 in the 100-yard free today in Santa Clara. That swim matched his American record of 41.08 set in College Station in 2009. It also happen

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Santa Clara Swim Club

SANTA CLARA, California, May 1. THE first night of U.S. Masters Nationals got underway today in Santa Clara with Oregon's David Radcliff putting on a show.

Radcliff, the 75-79 age group record holder in the men's 1650-yard freestyle with a 20:25.49 from 2009, has since aged up to the 80-84 division as an 80-year-old. Radcliff certainly didn't waste much time in obliteratin

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