David Radcliff Smashes U.S. Masters Swimming National Records at Nationals

Photo Courtesy: 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.

Comments Off

Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here