Mike Ross Swims Fastest Backstrokes in Masters History En Route to Five National Records

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 28. MASTERS national records were taken to a new level in the 40-44 age group last weekend, as Mike Ross put his stamp on five new short course yards records at the Colonies Zone Championships in Fairfax, Va.

Following are the records broken by Ross, 41, representing Maine Masters (old records in parentheses):

200y IM: 1:51.85 (Roque Santos, 1:55.82)

50y back: 22.77 (Ross, 23.18)

50y fly: 22.61 (Steven Hiltabiddle, 22.82)

100y back: 48.49 (Ross, 49.40)

50y free: 20.84 (Paul Smith, 20.95)

Ross' times in the 50 and 100 backstrokes were the fastest times swum in United States Masters Swimming history. Ross was an NCA All-American and part of the wining 200 medley relays for Princeton in 1989 and 1990.

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