Eric Erickson Sets Three Backstroke World Records for Masters

ATLANTA, December 10. MASTERS records — no matter how fast — just keep falling. This weekend, three of the toughest Masters world short course records were swept away. The guy doing the sweeping was Dynamo Masters' Eric Erickson, who made a clean sweep of the three dorsal records for men 40-44.

Competing at the St. Nicholas Short Course Meters Meet in the Mountain View 25 meter pool in Atlanta, Ericson posted times of 27.28 in the 50m backstroke, 57.66 in the 100 meters, and 2:08.26 in the 200.

The old 50 and 100 marks were set by Clay Britt just last year at 27.44 and 58.47. The former 200 meter standard of 2:09.61 was set by Bill Specht in 1998.

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