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

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Jeff Commings is the Senior Writer for SwimmingWorld.com and Swimming World Magazine. 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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