SPMA Masters Championships Features Barrage of World Records

PHOENIX, Arizona, December 8. AT what was officially tabbed as the largest regional Masters championship meet in history with 650 swimmers, 33 individual and 24 relay Masters world records were broken at the SPMA short course meters championships in Long Beach, Calif., at the Belmont Olympic Plaza pool last weekend.

Jamie Fowler led all record breakers with five new marks to his credit in the men's 50-54 age group. Suzanne Heim-Bowen and Laura Val also impressed with four world records each in their respective age groups.

Following is a list of the world records broken by age group, with the old records in parentheses. Many swims announced as world records at the meet were slower than times swum in previous meets in 2009, so they are not listed here.

Men 30-34
200 IM: Tamas Kerekjarto, 1:57.68 (1:58.13)
400 IM: Kerekjarto, 4:19.69 (4:26.74)

Men 35-39
800 free: Alex Kostich, 8:16.19 (8:23.06)
1500 free: Kostich, 15:56.57 (15:58.20)
50 breast: Jeff Commings, 27.79 (28.57)
100 breast: Steve West, 1:01.63 (1:02.57)

Men 40-44
1500 free: Mike Shaffer, 16:09.32 (16:10.52)
200 IM: Roque Santos, 2:05.46 (2:07.71)

Women's 40-44
200 back: Jody Smith, 2:19.06 (2:19.09)

Men 45-49
100 breast: David Guthrie, 1:05.48 (1:05.74)

Men 50-54
50 back: Jamie Fowler, 28.37 (28.95)
100 back: Fowler, 1:00.38 (1:01.48)
200 back: Fowler, 2:11.84 (2:13.05)
100 IM: Fowler, 1:01.29 (1:02.27)
200 IM: Fowler, 2:13.40 (2:14.53)
400 IM: Fowler, 4:51.57 (4:55.50)

Women 50-54
200 free: Suzanne Heim-Bowen, 2:10.72 (2:14.49)
400 free: Heim-Bowen, 4:35.54 (4:42.70)
800 free: Heim-Bowen, 9:29.62 (9:36.99)
1500 free: Heim-Bowen, 17:51.33 (18:55.13)
200 back: Ahelee Sue Osborn, 2:34.24 (2:34.69)

Men 55-59
100 back: Philipp Djang, 1:03.75 (1:04.24)
200 back: Djang, 2:19.42 (2:20.59)

Women 55-59
50 free: Laura Val, 28.49 (28.57)
100 free: Val, 1:01.33 (1:01.40)
100 fly: Val, 1:09.23 (1:09.38)
200 IM: Val, 2:36.98 (2:38.66)

Men 60-64
50 breast: Robert Strand, 32.31 (32.79)
100 breast: Strand, 1:12.09 (1:12.97)
200 breast: Strand, 2:40.76 (2:43.32)

Men 65-69
200 back: Richard Burns, 2:34.97 (2:36.52)
200 IM: Burns, 2:38.42 (2:41.64)
400 IM: Burns, 5:50.91 (5:56.22)

Relays
Men 100-119

400 freestyle relay: South Bay Swim Team – Tripp, Hart, Jacobson, Brady, 3:35.04 (4:34.16)

Mixed 100-119
400 freestyle relay: The Olympic Club – Gill, Holsman, Lyons, Wanie, 3:44.43 (3:49.96)

Men 120-159
400 free relay: Southern California Aquatics – Wegner, Hochstein, Tolmachoff, McGinnis, 3:23.69 (3:40.32)
800 free relay: SCAQ – Schlesinger, Wegner, Tolmachoff, Hochstein, 7:44.51 (9:07.91)
400 medley relay: SCAQ – Hochstein, Schlesinger, Tolmachoff, Cornue, 3:57.49 (3:59.40)

Women 120-159
400 free relay: Mission Viejo Masters – Olsen, Lewis, Frith, Osborn, 4:11.35 (4:36.40)
800 free relay: Mission Viejo Masters – Talbot, Lewis, Frith, Olsen, 8:57.45 (no record posted)
400 medley relay: Mission Viejo – Osborn, Lewis, Olsen, Frith, 4:33.44 (no record posted)

Mixed 120-159
400 free relay: The Olympic Club – Hessler, Welting, Guzman, Greenwood, 3:51.21 (no record posted)
800 free relay: Orange Coast Masters Swimming – Egan, Amr, Egan, Ryan, 8:38.70 (9:40.57)

Men 160-199
400 free relay: Longhorn Aquatics – Rasmussen, Bartee, Blessing, Varozza, 3:32.44 (4:04.54)
800 free relay: Longhorn Aquatics – Blessing, Varozza, Bartee, Rasmussen, 7:52.82 (10:06.61)
400 medley relay — Rasmussen, Bartee, Blessing, Varozza, 3:53.09 (no record posted)

Mixed 160-199
400 medley relay: Calgary Masters – Welechuk, Morrow, Wallace, Carlsen, 4:40.50 (5:07.62)

Men 200-239
400 free relay: Ventura County Masters – Gruber, Blatt, Ball, Shaffer, 3:52.43 (4:00.74)
800 free relay: Ventura County Masters – Shaffer, Cooper, Blatt, McConica, 8:16.30 (8:33.40)
200 medley relay: Longhorn Aquatics – Rasmussen, Guthrie, Vandam, Stinchcombe, 1:51.39 (1:52.43)
400 medley relay: Ventura County Masters – McConica, Cooper, Shaffer, Blatt, 4:12.51 (no record posted)

Mixed 200-239
400 free relay: Southern California Aquatics – Quinn, Godges, Cook, McCloskey, 4:05.67 (no record posted)
800 free relay: Calgary Masters – Carlsen, Carlsen, Garside, McCall, 9:12.93 (10:05.60)

Men's 240-279
400 free relay: Mission Viejo Masters – Colonnese, Stewart, Gibson, Longworth, 4:41.89 (5:10.55)

Women's 240-279
800 free relay: Tamalpais Aquatic Masters – Eisenman, Val, Ridout, Shoenberger, 10:58.88 (12:12.73)

Men's 280-319
400 free relay: San Diego Swim Masters – Williams, Sicard, Mitchell, Baker, 5:27.53 (6:44.11)

Women's 280-319
400 free relay: Mission Viejo Masters – Montrella, Little, Dougherty, Kornfeld, 6:13.90 (6:20.10)

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