2018 U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships Kick Off With 8 Records In Indy

Photo Courtesy: Ide Takahisa

The 2018 U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) National Championships meet kicked off today in Indianapolis, Indiana at the famed IUPUI Natatorium with 2,378 Masters swimmers registered for the event according to meet homepage for the event.

The meet will feature some of masters swimming most prolific record holders, including world record holders (and top 12 Masters Swimmers of 2017 by Swimming World) Karlyn Pipes, Rick Colella, Laura Val, and Norika Inada.

In addition to a plethora of Master Swimming Stars, the meet will also feature plenty of high-profile former NCAA and national team swimmers who will be sure to make an impact on the masters level. Former Stanford standout Felicia Lee is entered in the maximum 5 events (the 100 free, 100 IM, 100 back, 50 fly, and 50 back) as is former Notre Dame swimmer Frank Dyer (200 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 100 IM, and 50 free). Division III Champion and Kenyon grad Hannah Saiz is also entered in 3 events, including the 200 butterfly.

The first session kicked off today at 7:30am EDT with the distance events, which include the men’s and women’s 1000 freestyle and 1650 freestyle, with a total of 8 records falling from swims within those two events from just two swimmers, Christie Hayes of New England Masters and Willard Lamb of Oregon Masters. You can see all of their records below:

  • Christie Hayes: women’s 70-74 1000 freestyle (13:57.42)
  • Christie Hayes: women’s 70-74 1650 freestyle (23:07.52)
  • Willard Lamb: men’s 95-99 50 freestyle (48.45)
  • Willard Lamb: men’s 95-99 100 freestyle (1:46.41)
  • Willard Lamb: men’s 95-99 200 freestyle (3:46.56)
  • Willard Lamb: men’s 95-99 500 freestyle (9:52.92)
  • Willard Lamb: men’s 95-99 1000 freestyle (20:19.10)
  • Willard Lamb: men’s 95-99 1650 freestyle (33:35.05)

Masters Nationals will run through May 13th, and you can find live results for the meet by clicking below.

2018 U.S. Masters National Championships – Results



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    Somethingall swimmers can 😊 enjoy

    • Michael Farmer

      Wanted to, should have, but fate wasn’t smiling at me! Would have done well.

Author: James Sica

James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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