20 National Records Tumble at Day 2 of US Masters Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Competitor

In the second day of action at the 2016 US Masters Nationals, 20 short course yards national records fell in 13 events.

Fall Willeboordse set the 50-54 year old women’s national record in the 100 IM, touching in 1:01.28, faster than her own record set two weeks ago. In the 100 freestyle, Willeboordse posted a 53.60, nearly a second faster than the 54.38 record from 2002. Charlotte Davis set a 65-69 year old national record in the 100 IM with her time of 1:10.09, well under the old record of 1:12.22. She also set a new national mark in her 100 freestyle, finishing in 1:00.49. Johnnie Detrick also set a women’s 80-84 100 IM national record in with a 1:42.51.

Mike Freshley touched in 1:08.70 to set a new national record for the 75-79 year old men’s 100 IM. Thomas Maine reset the national mark for the 90-94 year olds with his time of 1:53.38.

In the 200 breaststroke, Nicholas Granger finished in 2:07.40 to earn the national record for the 45-49 year old men. Robert Strand was a record setter in the 70-74 year olds division with a 2:35.66. Mike Freshley also completed the feat for the following age group, 75-79, with his 2:45.33.

Yoshi Oyakawa was the only national record setter in the men’s or women’s 50 backstroke when he posted a 34.49 in the 80-84 year old men’s event.

Cecilia McCloskey finished the 65-69 year old’s 200 fly in a new national record of 2:51.20. David Sims cleared his own national mark from a year ago with his 1:58.49 in the 50-54 year olds category. Lawrence Day dominated his 65-69 year old division with a new national record of 2:13.55. 90 year old Thomas Maine stopped the clock in 4:44.76 to best his own mark.

The Olympic Club’s 25+ mixed 200 freestyle relay set a new national record of 1:28.83 with the team of Christopher BurckleKatie KastesFiona O’Donnell-McCarthy, and Andrew Saeta. The quartet swam their names into the record books again in the 400 freestyle relay with a 3:16.12.

Kevin GallagherKyle LoughranKatie Grier, and Gabrielle Mizerak combined for a record setting 3:14.92 for 1693 in the 18+ division of the mixed 400 freestyle relay. TOC’s A and B squads also cleared the three year old mark of 3:24.53. The top two teams cleared the mark for the 35+ grouping. Henry Stewart, Erica BraunKerry Lindauer, and Van Fletcher were first to the wall, however, in a 3:26.42.

Two teams again cleared the old record for swimmers age 45 and up. New York Athletic Club’s Cliff BlazeThomas GleasonSusan Wager, and Kristin Gary earned the title in 3:33.66.

In the 65 and up age group, David QuigginFran HareSuzanne Mitchell, and Roger Parsons were the fastest of two record breaking squads, posting a 4:33.47.


  1. Simon Edwards

    A genuine question from a Brit . Are these times set in yards or meters ?

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      Cathleen Pruden

      Short course yards! Thanks for asking– It has been updated for clarity!

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    Johnnie Detrick of Virginia Masters Swim Team also set a new national record in the women’s 80-84 100 IM with a 1:42.51.

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      Cathleen Pruden

      So many records, sorry I missed that! It has been updated!

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