Heidi George Sets 1500 Free Masters World Record at USMS Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Heidi George

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, August 13. THE Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium at the University of Maryland is already known as one of the fastest pools in the country. That’s due largely to the world record Michael Phelps set there in the 200 IM on August 9, 2003. The pool witnessed a world record of the Masters variety today to start the U.S. Masters Swimming long course national championships in the 1500 freestyle.

Heidi George had already set the USMS national record in the 1500 for the 35-39 age group in June with a 17:37.09. She only needed a six-second drop to get Australian Kirsten Cameron’s world mark of 17:31.97 from 2012, and she went well beyond that with a 17:28.51.

George’s splits per 50 meters:
35.01 1:09.54 (34.53)
1:44.55 (35.01) 2:19.50 (34.95)
2:54.34 (34.84) 3:29.16 (34.82)
4:04.26 (35.10) 4:39.46 (35.20)
5:14.72 (35.26) 5:49.90 (35.18)
6:25.12 (35.22) 7:00.27 (35.15)
7:35.42 (35.15) 8:10.79 (35.37)
8:46.11 (35.32) 9:21.37 (35.26)
9:56.89 (35.52) 10:31.89 (35.00)
11:06.83 (34.94) 11:41.80 (34.97)
12:16.87 (35.07) 12:51.85 (34.98)
13:26.75 (34.90) 14:01.93 (35.18)
14:36.44 (34.51) 15:11.38 (34.94)
15:45.63 (34.25) 16:20.35 (34.72)
16:54.99 (34.64) 17:28.51 (33.52)

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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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