IX FINA World Masters Swimming Championships Kicks off in New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – 182 USMS swimmers are slated to compete in the FINA World Masters Swimming Championships IX in the city of Christchurch on the south island of New Zealand. The swimming portion runs from March 24-31.

Here is the Schedule of events:

Day 1 – Sunday March 24
800 Free

Day 2 – Monday March 25
200 IM
50 Fly
100 Free

Day 3 – Tuesday March 26
200 Breast
400 Free

Day 4 – Wednesday March 27
200 Back
50 Breast
100 Fly

Day 5 – Thursday March 28
400 IM
100 Breast
200 Mixed Medley Relay

Day 6 – Friday March 29
200 Free
50 Back
200 Mixed Free Relay

Day 7 – Saturday March 30
200 Fly
50 Free
100 Back

Day 8 – Sunday March 31
3km Open Water

The offical site of the meet is:


Australian Masters Nationals
10 USMS swimmers competed in the Australian Masters Nationals on their way to Christchurch with very fine results. The meet was held at the Sydney Aquatic Centre in Homebush where the 2000 Olympics were held. The meet was contested in Short Course Meters. Swimmers attending included Barb Harris, Pam Himstreet, Bob Bruce and Tom Landis from Oregon; Michael Collins, Mike Freshly, and Terry Tongate from California; Danielle Ogier and Graham Johnson from Texas, and Tom Tripp from Ohio.

Ogier, Landis, and Johnson each broke World Records during the meet. Full results can be found at:


Report from Michael Collins

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