Santa Clara Swim Club
Courtesy of: 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 obliterating a national age group record in the mile this evening.

Radcliff raced his way to a 21:54.87, which crushed the previously listed national mark of 24:22.59 set by Bumpy Jones back in 2013.


Radcliff didn't just get the record in the 1650, he also had some split records as well as sometimes happens in the 1650-yard freestyle event when someone ages up.

Radcliff split a 2:30.66 at the 200 to break Graham Johnston's national record of 2:33.31. Radcliff also posted a split of 6:27.81 to demolish Bumpy Jones' 500-yard free record of 6:53.87. Radcliff then absolutely blasted Jones' 1000-yard free record of 14:24.73 with a 13:10.14 split at the 1000.

1 Radcliff, David A 80 OREG 21:34.85 21:54.87N
36.34 1:14.42 (38.08)
1:52.68 (38.26) 2:30.66 (37.98)
3:10.93 (40.27) 3:50.22 (39.29)
4:29.63 (39.41) 5:09.24 (39.61)
5:48.83 (39.59) 6:27.81 (38.98)
7:09.08 (41.27) 7:49.22 (40.14)
8:29.34 (40.12) 9:09.51 (40.17)
9:49.90 (40.39) 10:30.12 (40.22)
11:10.20 (40.08) 11:50.53 (40.33)
12:30.94 (40.41) 13:10.14 (39.20)
13:51.47 (41.33) 14:31.43 (39.96)
15:10.99 (39.56) 15:51.66 (40.67)
16:32.60 (40.94) 17:13.76 (41.16)
17:54.38 (40.62) 18:35.37 (40.99)
19:15.92 (40.55) 19:57.20 (41.28)
20:37.20 (40.00) 21:16.37 (39.17) 21:54.87 (38.50)

Check the rest of the results for the top swims in the 1000 and 1650-yard freestyles this evening.


Results: USMS Short Course Nationals: Day One