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David Guthrie

MESA, Arizona, April 19. NEXT week's Arena Grand Prix meet in Mesa, Ariz., will feature many athletes registered as members of U.S. Masters Swimming, and they will now be able to set Masters world records in their swims.

A request by Swimming World Magazine World Masters Swimmer of the Year David Guthrie set the gears in motion to get a dual sanction for the meet, making it off

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Lifetime Fitness

SARASOTA, Florida, April 11. U.S. Masters Swimming's goal of getting more adults into the pool during Learn-To-Swim month got a big boost with the announcement today that several branches of the Life Time Fitness chain of workout facilities will be home to a USMS swimming program.

Ninety-two cities in 25 states claim a Life Time fitness facility with a pool, and 76 of them will become

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Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin

SANTA CLARA, California, April 8. THE U.S. Masters Swimming short course nationals always has plenty of star power, and next month's edition at the George Haines International Swim Center will be one of the most star-studded yet, with more than a dozen Olympians among the registered 2,250 athletes.

Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin will be the headliners in the 50 and 100 freestyles. Ad

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Nicolas Granger

PARIS, France, April 7. NICOLAS Granger is no stranger to world records, having set more than a few in nearly 20 years in Masters swimming. He set two more recently at the French short course meters nationals in the 100 breaststroke.

The 47-year-old posted a 56.66 in the 100 fly, taking down the 56.78 swum by Canada's Deke Botsford in 2012. Granger obliterated the field in the 100 bre

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MitchDaniels

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, April 3. U.S. Masters Swimming's Learn-To-Swim initiative to get more adults in the water in April got a boost from Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, who was joined by several new adult swimmers this week during a special swim at the Purdue Aquatic Center.

According to an article in the Indianapolis Star, Daniels was joined in his regular mile-long sw

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Laura Val

PLEASANTON, California, March 31. LAURA Val set a Masters short course yards national record over the weekend at the Pacific Masters championships, one of four to claim new records.

Val, 62, swam a 2:06.13 in the 200 freestyle to lower her own national mark in the 60-64 age group by one hundredth of a second. Val is prepping for the U.S. Masters national championships, set for early May in

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David Guthrie

SHENANDOAH, Texas, March 31. KEVIN Cordes wasn't the only swimmer shredding through breaststroke records in Texas last weekend, as David Guthrie continued to raise the bar in Masters swimming at the South Central Zone short course championships.

Guthrie, 53, lowered two of his own U.S. Masters Swimming records in the 50-54 age group and added his name to a third one to lay claim to al

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North Carolina Masters 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona, March 28. SEVERAL Masters swimmers set short course meters world records recently in the United States and Sweden, with two swimmers sharing a mark in the 50 freestyle in the women's 50-54 age group.

Sue Walsh and Maria Norberg, swimming in the same weekend on separate continents, each posted a 27.67 in the 50 freestyle to share the world record in the 50-54 age grou

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Masters swimming

SARASOTA, Florida, March 12. U.S. Masters Swimming, boasting one of the largest memberships of any aquatic sport with more than 60,000 members, is looking to get more adults into the sport with a new foundation that is gaining support in the political arena.

Through the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation, USMS is looking to offer more learn-to-swim classes to adults. Many of the current class

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Hubie Kerns

OREGON CITY, Oregon, March 11. FOUR Masters short course meters world records fell last weekend at a three-day short course meters meet in Oregon in the middle of the short course yards season.

Willard Lamb, who already has six short course meters world records in the 85-89 and 90-94 age groups, broke his own mark in the 400 freestyle in the 90-94 age group with a 7:46.30. Lamb, 92 years o

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USMS Masters Swimming Logo

SAN JOSE, California, SARASOTA, Florida, March 7. SWIMOUTLET.com, the web's most popular swim shop, and U.S. Masters Swimming, the national governing body for adult swimming with more than 60,000 members, have renewed their partnership for three more years, through 2016.

The agreement includes added cross-promotions and a dedicated U.S. Masters Swimming collection of products on SwimO

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David Guthrie

PHOENIX, Arizona, March 3. TWO Masters swimming short course yards national records in the 100 breaststroke fell recently, as two notable names in the sport raced against younger competitors in USA Swimming meets.

On February 21, Todd Torres shattered the national record in the 45-49 age group in the 100 breast with a 56.78. Swimming in the prelims of the North Carolina Senior Championship

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Italy Masters world record 2014

TURIN, Italy, February 18. SWIMMING at the Italian regional Masters championships on Sunday, a foursome from the Sisport Fiat swim team set a long course Masters world record in the mixed 400 medley relay for the 100-119 age group.

With a time of 4:24.28, the Sisport Fiat team broke the world mark of 4:29.30 from the German team SGS Hannover in 2011. Matthew Zamorani kicked things off with

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Jack Groselle

BRIGHTON, Michigan, February 7. U.S. Masters Swimming legend Jack Groselle added to his long list of swimming accomplishments last weekend with a world record in the short course meters 400 freestyle at the Super Bowl meet at Brighton High School.

The multiple national record holder just entered the 60-64 age group and posted a 4:35.11 in the 400 free to take down Jim McConica's 4:35.

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Masters swimming

WINNIPEG, Canada, January 25. THE hundreds of swimmers and fans in the Pan Am Pool yesterday in Winnipeg were treated to a major moment in Masters swimming history, a moment not likely to be repeated or bettered for many years.

Jaring Timmerman became the first person --- man or woman -- to compete in the 105-109 Masters swimming age group, and therefore set world records in the 50 backstr

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Darian Townsend

TUCSON, Arizona, January 20. DARIAN Townsend nearly added another notch to his list of Masters swimming records yesterday at the Polar Bear Classic, putting up a very fast 100 individual medley at the short course yards meet.

Townsend, a 2004 Olympic champion for South Africa in the 400 free relay, routed the field with a 48.77 in the sprint IM. He nearly eclipsed the U.S. Masters Swimming

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