NORTH BETHESDA, Maryland, March 26. THE Albatross Open held at the Montgomery Aquatic Center in North Bethesda, Md., featured some fast short course meter Masters swimming as several applications will be filed for FINA Masters World Records based on performances as the meet.
Jean Troy, 80, eclipsed three women's 80-84 world standards. She clocked a 3:26.52 in the 200 free to lower the 3:27.57 set by Margery Meyer of the U.S. in 2002. Troy also lowered the 100 IM time of 2:00.15 set by Chie Tani of Japan in 2006 with a 1:56.65. Troy then surpassed the 4:22.29 posted by Lois Kivi Nochman of the U.S. in 2005 with a 4:07.66 in the 200 IM.
In relay action, the North Carolina Masters Swimming foursome of Jonathan Klein, 50, (29.56), Jon Blank, 47, (30.51), Timothy Lehman, 50, (27.24) and Robert Schmitz, 55, (26.61) set the men's 200-239 200 medley relay world record with a time of 1:53.92. That time broke the 1:56.52 set by Maebashi of Japan in 2006.