PHOENIX, Arizona, July 15. KOHEI Kawamoto of Japan, but representing the Brophy Swim Club Masters, downed his own men's 25-29 record in the 50 fly over long course at the 2008 Arizona Masters State Championships.
Kawamoto checked in with a time of 24.20, downing his previous record of 24.48 set back in 2005. Kawamoto, already at the end of his age division at 29, will be gunning for the 30-34 world record held by Oswaldo Quevedo when he ages up. That is a likely occurrence as Quevedo's standard is a 24.73.
Meanwhile, Paul Smith just missed his world record of 25.90 in the 45-49 50 fly when he clocked a 25.96 at the same meet. Smith is also about to age up as he is currently 49. His next target will be the 26.23 standard for the 50-54 age group held by Trip Hedrick since 2004.