Frederik Hviid Resets 200 Backstroke World Record at U.S. Masters Nationals

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, August 16. TWELVE days ago, Spanish Olympian set his first Masters world record, swimming a 2:11.56 in the 200 backstroke at the FINA Masters long course world championships. Today at the U.S. Masters Swimming nationals Hviid took his record in the 40-44 age group even lower with a dominating swim at the University of Maryland.

Hviid, 40 years old now representing Germantown Masters in the States, posted a 2:11.13, the fastest time of the meet.

Hviid’s comparative splits:
August 4: 31.48, 33.64 (1:05.12), 33.41, 33.03 (1:06.44)
August 16: 31.84, 32.93 (1:04.77), 33.69, 32.67 (1:06:36)

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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