Relay Records Surpassed at FINA World Masters

STANFORD, Calif., Aug. 8 MASTERS swimmers from mostly the United States nearly rewrote the entire relay record book at the FINA World Masters Championships held at the Belardi and Baker pools at the Avery Aquatic Center on the campus of Stanford University on Tuesday. The longest standing record to fall came in the women’s 100-119 200-meter medley relay as an 18-year-old standard fell by the wayside.

World records broken are as follows:
United States’ team of Margo Diamond, Melanie Von Hartitzsch, McCall Dorr and Katie Lyons broke an 18-year-old women’s 100-119 200-meter medley relay record of 2:06.67 previously set by Holmes Lumber in 1988 with a 2:05.68.

United States’ squad of Trent Holsman, Steven Brown, Carl Hessler and Scott Greenwood broke the men’s 100-119 200-meter freestyle relay record of 1:36.39 previously set by Finland’s Jyvaskylan in 1996 with a 1:35.57.

United States’ team of Trent Holsman, Melanie Von Hartitzsch, Nicole Tamayo and Scott Greenwood broke the mixed 100-119 200-meter freestyle relay record of 1:43.75 previously held by Japan since 2004 with a 1:43.30.

Japan’s contingent of Nahomi Shirata, Miho Okuhara, Chihiro Saito and Yukiko Ozawa broke the women’s 120-159 200-meter medley relay record of 2:04.19 previously set by Gold in 1998 with a 2:04.02.

United States’ team of Rich Saeger, Greg Rhodenbaugh, Paul Smith and John Smith broke the men’s 160-199 200-meter medley relay record of 1:50.24 previously set by Switzerland’s Geneve Nat in 2005 with a 1:47.72.

United States’ squad of Jennifer Stein, Susan Von Der Lippe, Betsy Cleary and Collette Sappey broke the women’s 160-199 200-meter medley relay record of 2:08.62 previously set by San Diego in 2005 with a 2:04.75.

United States’ contingent of Matthew Eisenhuth, John Smith, Rich Saeger and Paul Smith broke a 16-year-old men’s 160-199 200-meter freestyle relay record of 1:39.27 previously set by Holmes Lumber in 1990 with a 1:36.28.

United States’ squad of John Smith, Rich Saeger, Collette Sappey and Sheri Hart broke the mixed 160-199 200-meter freestyle relay record of 1:45.83 previously set by Rocky Mountain in 1998 with a 1:42.27.

United States’ team of Sheri Hart, Collette Sappey, Anna Pettis-Scott and Susan Von Der Lippe broke the women’s 160-199 200-meter freestyle relay record of 1:54.42 previously set by AZ & PC from the Netherlands in 2004 with a 1:48.44.

United States’ squad of Steve Wood, Jack Groselle, Trip Hedrick and Richard Abrahams broke the men’s 200-239 200-meter medley relay record of 1:57.72 previously set by Rolling Hills in 2005 with a 1:50.83.

United States’ contingent of Patty Landers, Leianne Crittenden, Suzanne Heim-Bowen and Regina Brittingham broke the women’s 200-239 200-meter medley relay record of 2:19.49 previously set by Sweden’s Polisen in 2005 with a 2:15.21.

United States’ squad of Jack Groselle, Trip Hedrick, Steve Wood and Richard Abrahams broke the men’s 200-239 200-meter freestyle relay record of 1:45.19 previously set by Olympic Club in 1997 with a 1:38.24.

United States’ contingent of Trip Hedrick, Kim Crouch, Kathy Garnier and Richard Abrahams broke the mixed 200-239 200-meter freestyle relay record of 1:49.85 previously set by New England in 2004 with a 1:44.96.

United States’ squad of Lisa Dahl, Debbie Glassman, Charlotte Davis and Mary Lippold broke the women’s 200-239 200-meter freestyle relay record of 2:03.01 previously set by Australia’s Seaside Pirates in April with a 1:57.21.

United States’ contingent of Tim Birnie, Robert Strand, James Elder and Bill Dick broke the men’s 240-279 200-meter medley relay record of 2:05.90 previously set by San Diego in 2005 with a 2:04.87.

United States’ team of Betsy Jordan, Anne Williams, Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen and Jackie Marr broke the women’s 240-279 200-meter medley relay record of 2:33.69 previously set by Germany’s Neukoelin in 2005 with a 2:33.52.

United States’ contingent of James Elder, Tim Birnie, Bill Dick and Robert Strand broke the men’s 240-279 200-meter freestyle relay record of 1:51.20 previously set by San Diego in 2005 with a 1:49.20.

United States’ team of Richard Burns, Laura Val, Nancy Ridout and Dick Thomas broke the mixed 240-279 200-meter freestyle relay record of 2:00.60 previously set by Tamalpais in 2005 with a 1:58.75.

United States’ contingent of Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen, Jackie Marr, Anne Williams and Jeanne Little broke the women’s 240-279 200-meter freestyle relay record of 2:18.70 previously set by DC Masters in 1998 with a 2:17.12.

United States’ team of Clarke Mitchell, John Kortheuer, Richard Kitchell and Jerry Clark broke the men’s 280-319 200-meter medley relay record of 2:21.66 previously set by North Carolina in 2005 with a 2:21.46.

Canada’s squad of Michele Oliver, Sylvia Eisele, Judie Oliver and Doris McEwan broke the women’s 280-319 200-meter medley relay record of 3:09.63 previously set by Arizona in 2005 with a 3:02.07.

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